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Terry McCrann leaps back to top of the class for climate denial

Terry McCrann leaps back to top of the class for climate denial

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s US election win, and perhaps sensing a diplomatic opportunity, Murdoch media’s Terry McCrann is back on the war path against climate and renewables.

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We can limit global warming to 1.5°C if we do these things in next 10 years

We can limit global warming to 1.5°C if we do these things in next 10 years

If we miss bending the rising emissions curve downward by around 2020, we miss the chance to avoid the worst damage.

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Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.

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'Critical Moment' as UN climate talks resume

‘Critical Moment’ as UN climate talks resume

Success in Marrakesh will be difficult, as grunt work on rulemaking replaces the diplomatic showmanship of last year’s Paris climate talks.

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How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we're going to fix it

How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we’re going to fix it

Under the new agreement, developed nations will reduce HFCs 85% below current levels by 2036. How will it work?

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Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Qld Court of Appeal sides against climate and with Rinehart, state govt, who argue coal from other mines would substitute environmental damage of Alpha if it didn’t go ahead.

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Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

As the reality of climate change is accepted, the focus shifts from the science to economic and social outcomes – and the conversation gets way harder.

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CCA dissenters slam "$100 turkey claims" as Coalition defends climate goals

CCA dissenters slam “$100 turkey claims” as Coalition defends climate goals

Dissenting CCA members call for “proper” emissions target, coal closure, as Frydenberg reads from Abbott songbook.

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Climate Change Authority's gamble on political pragmatism

Climate Change Authority’s gamble on political pragmatism

Years of controversy over carbon pricing has both major parties scared of any policy seen to raise electricity prices. The CCA seems to have taken this political situation as a starting point.

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Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

A reconstituted Climate Change Authority has delivered its long-awaited, long-delayed report on Australia’s climate policy options. And it looks remarkably like something that the Coalition could have written itself, and is too little, too late.

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What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does last year’s Paris agreement mean for Australia’s climate policy and decarbonisation?