Leading analysts say Hunt’s Direct Action an exercise in “wishful thinking” and will allow polluters to “tinker” with their operations, rather than cutting emissions.
In the wake of this month’s IPCC report accusations began to fly in the media that the report had been censored by governments.
A pictorial summary of the IPCC’s Mitigation of Climate Change report using its main charts. I’ll try to keep it punchy (high confidence).
Tony Abbott’s key business advisor Maurice Newman says world is cooling – which puts recent comments by George Brandis and Clive Palmer into context.
Australia meets first Kyoto climate target with 131m tonnes of carbon to spare. Will this lead to an increased 2020 target, or increased complacency?
Business begins to see climate change as strategic risk, but there are three key reasons not to rely on business to save us from climate change.
Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?
Environment minister sees future in ‘clean’ coal, and refuses to endorse renewables. This comes as new data shows large-scale renewable projects at a standstill, and as industry finds doors closed in Canberra. Meanwhile, new data show electricity emissions have fallen 5 per cent in past year.
Climate scientist Malte Meinhausen explains why we will need to use technology to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.
IPCC says China and other emerging economies will scale back fossil fuels to cut air pollution. This graph from new HSBC report explains why.