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Thomas Piketty, climate change and discounting our future

Thomas Piketty, climate change and discounting our future

The prevailing view at the international level about action on climate change seems to be, “Why should I care about future generations?” It’s those views about what future generations are worth that will determine climate change policy in 2014 and beyond.

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Scientists lambast The Australian for misleading article on deep ocean cooling

Scientists lambast The Australian for misleading article on deep ocean cooling

The authors of research used by an article in The Australian on deep ocean cooling have taken the newspaper to task for its coverage of their work.

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Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

The differences in the Arctic ice cap from 1979 to 2014 are stark – and getting starker.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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What climate tipping points should we be looking out for?

What climate tipping points should we be looking out for?

A ‘tipping point’ – a threshold beyond which a system shifts to a new state – is becoming a familiar concept in discussions of climate.

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Energy policies turned Fukushima into a loss for Japan and a win for Germany

Energy policies turned Fukushima into a loss for Japan and a win for Germany

Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources, but produces nine times less electricity from renewables. That’s because Japan’s government allows utility monopolies to protect their profits by blocking competitors.

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Will the real Greg Hunt please stand up?

Will the real Greg Hunt please stand up?

Greg Hunt claims carbon pricing should go because it is ineffective, but data shows carbon pricing has helped reduce emissions by 11% in 2 years.

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Will climate debate end up being fought in court?

Will climate debate end up being fought in court?

Neglecting to take action can be considered criminal as a doctor or a politician, but what of accountability for climate change?

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What price the Great Barrier Reef?

What price the Great Barrier Reef?

New report says nature should make it onto the world’s balance sheets. But what price a barrier reef?

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Climate change up close

Climate change up close

The emerging field of “downscaling” is helping people deal with climate change at the neighborhood scale.

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Australia's ancient electricity sector urgently needs a new plan

Australia’s ancient electricity sector urgently needs a new plan

In Australia, the lack of debate about needing to overhaul our ageing, high-emissions power infrastructure will come back to haunt us.