The recent rain underlines just how lucky we are in the Northern Rivers bubble. But the recent dry spell underlines just how crucial a predictable climate is to our survival.
Court decision has exposed serious flaws in NSW planning laws. The Court’s finding is that the State’s planning laws do not require decision – makers to consider the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework and Australia’s status as a signatory to the Paris Agreement when considering the approval of coal mining projects in NSW.
The Coalition government has made no concessions on the emissions component of its proposed National Energy Guarantee, risking a stalemate with Labor states despite major improvements in the NEG’s technical design.
Keith Duncan, Pimlico. Let’s take a moment and think back to the very start of Australia’s climate change and energy policy fiasco; 2007 Kevin Rudd’s government is elected in a landslide, with overwhelming public support to tackle the onset of... Read More →
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. Mounting a project ten times bigger than the NBN would reduce Australian emissions by half in about ten years. If done in harmony with the rest of the planet you might still keep below 2 degrees. So,... Read More →
When the September accounts emerged far worse that even the most pessimistic practitioners of the dismal science predicted, the economists hastened to assure us that once the entrails of next quarter’s chooks had been assessed, things would be better.
Tuesday’s revelations that the Baird government has dipped into the Climate Change Fund to find the $240 million for private land conservation is the latest piece of worrying Coalition climate policy says the National Parks Association of NSW.
Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay. More people power needed! Obama's Clean Power Plan with a target to cut greenhouse gas pollution by 32 per cent by 2020 is being attacked from all sides but the crazy thing is - it is not enough!
The Abbott government’s poor record on climate policy and action has been thrust into the international spotlight, after some of the world’s biggest economies questioned whether Australia’s emissions reduction targets were ambitious enough.
‘The silver bullet to mitigate heat and turn the tide on climate change-related heat stress in our cities are trees, but currently we just don’t have enough of them in most dense urban areas, ' says a sustainable development expert.
Barack Obama’s speech to the University of Queensland during the G20 bash was undoubtedly a show-stopper: spell-binding oratory which included a powerful message urging the people, particularly the youth, to demand more action on climate change.
Australia’s backtracking on climate change policy – dumping the carbon price and seeking to slash the renewable energy target – is looking like an increasingly dumb and isolating policy position as the US and China announced an ambitious new climate deal.