So long and thanks for all the fish
By Anna Winter on September 12, 2013
This is perhaps the first time a piece of Liberal negative political advertising actually worked on me. I had an immediate visceral reaction to it, a surge of anger at Rudd. But then also anger at Labor, at Abbott, at […]
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By Brian on June 3, 2013
This week I’ve concentrated on the practical side of Climate change – mitigation and adaptation and the relevant policies. 1. China to cap emissions According to Giles Parkinson news reports from China indicate that the powerful National Development and Reform […]
Posted in Climatology, Federal Elections, Technology | Tagged black carbon, carbon price, climate adaptation, Climate clippings, electric vehicles, Emissions trading scheme, feed-in tariffs, renewable energy, roundtable, soil carbon, Solar power | 34 Responses
By Robert Merkel on April 1, 2013
As Brian’s post on the “new hockey stick” shows, the public policy implications of climate science haven’t changed a lot over the past few years. If we don’t all act, we are screwed. In fact, we may already be screwed. […]
By Robert Merkel on March 13, 2013
Whyalla is still here. Iron ore (and, sadly, thermal coal) is still being exported by the megaton. Electricity prices haven’t risen dramatically. The Opposition, while still maintaining their intention to abolish the carbon price, have been pretty quiet about the […]
By Kim on October 12, 2011
More at Still Life With Cat.
By Brian on September 22, 2011
There has been a constant stream of lies and misinformation over recent months on the impacts of carbon pricing. Here’s an example from early May of Abbott claiming that the carbon tax will make it hard for Australia to remain […]
By Robert Merkel on August 11, 2011
Carbon pricing and rising fuel costs might make domestic air travel more expensive, but by how much?
By Brian on August 10, 2011
In case the acronym hasn’t stuck yet, CEF means Clean Energy Future. If I’d said “carbon tax”, no problems. In my 2009 submission to the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy I ripped into the Rudd Government for commissioning Ross […]
By Brian on July 26, 2011
Remember that the before the last election, Gillard said she would view victory as a mandate for a carbon price and promised to legislate a carbon price in the next term as part of a bold series of reforms that […]
By Kim on July 25, 2011
A couple of links culled from the carbon price polls thread: Roger Jones and Peter Martin on the deceit behind the anti-carbon price scheme ads from the Australian Trade and Industry Alliance.
By Kim on July 24, 2011
Newspoll finds a 6% shift from opposition to support for the carbon price. It’s still disapproved by 53-36, but there’s definitely something going on.