A brilliant read over at The Drum; By Mungo Maccallum. “The mere fact that Tony Abbott isn’t Julia Gillard has propelled him thus far, but as the prospect of him becoming prime minister increases, so too does the scrutiny, writes Mungo MacCallum. Tony Abbott’s free ride is finally coming to an end, paradoxically because of … Continue reading
By Graham Readfearn. OPPOSITION spokesperson on climate change Greg Hunt has been quoted across the news wires today as saying that while Australia has experienced its hottest summer on record, it’s been unusually cold elsewhere. The story is based on an interview with ABC Radio, where Mr Hunt is commenting on a new report – The Angry Summer – from … Continue reading
By Andrew Glikson, Australian National University “The UN’s climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain’s Met Office, but said it would need to last ‘30 to 40 years at least’ to break the long-term global warming trend.” – The Australian, Feb 22 2013 Since … Continue reading
By John Cook, University of Queensland In a sense, there is no such thing as climate change denial. No one denies that climate changes (in fact, the most common climate myth is the argument that past climate change is evidence that current global warming is also natural). Then what is being denied? Quite simply, the … Continue reading
By Ian Lowe, Griffith University The forthcoming Australian election will be a critical one for the environment. The most urgent issue is climate change. We are already seeing the social, economic and environmental impacts of about one degree increase in average temperature. The possible impacts of two degrees are frightening enough, but we face the … Continue reading
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Guest Post by Richard Pauli. The term “pre-traumatic stress” is starting to appear in discussions of climate change. It should not be dismissed as a pop-psychology notion for anxiety. This stress is about the real risk of human suffering predicted in climate models and scenarios. This is something poorly addressed by culture, politicians and news … Continue reading
Picked up from Watching the Deniers; Why – oh why – is this not at all surprising? And just who are the “alarmists”? From Stock and Land: Day after day, week after week, month after month, Tony Abbott’s opening words in parliamentary question time were almost always the same. It was almost invariably a question … Continue reading