climate change


So hot right now: the Middle Ages in the climate change debate

Clare Monagle and Louise D'Arcens | 05 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, climate change, Middle Ages
The “medieval” insult exposes our politicians’ often ill-defined and contested ideas of progress.


ISIS has done the world a favour

Michael Cook | 01 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Al Gore, climate change, ISIS, Islamic State
It has killed off climate change as the world's greatest moral challenge.


Scientific truth and its real enemies today

Javier Cuadros | 25 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, funding, science
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.


Explainer: do 97% of scientists fear global warming?

Michael Cook | 27 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, climate change, environment, John Kerry
How did they reach this figure without doing a poll?


Is climate change a threat to democracy?

Michael Cook | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.


3 reasons not to trust the new climate report

Donna Laframboise | 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, IPCC
The latest report on climate change needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.


Emotional facades

Karl D. Stephan | 21 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, science
Scientists can get carried away by emotions -- especially when they are defending the consensus on climate change.


Further up the tree?

Donna Laframboise | 30 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, IPCC, warming hiatus
An international panel of experts is more certain than ever that humanity is causing global warming.


The UN’s climate change chief puts politics first

Donna Laframboise | 23 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, United Nations
Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a non-stop train wreck.


Apocalypse Not: doomsday thinkers of Oz should get out more

Graham Harris | 13 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, environment
Instead of moaning about impending disasters, environmentalists need to innovate.


Could geoengineering save the planet?

Michael Cook | 25 May 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, climate change, geoengineering
And who is thinking about the ethics of a technological quick fix?


Which part of “totally transparent” don’t you understand?

Donna Laframboise | 15 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is cited as the world authority on climate change. But, amazingly, many of the authors of its definitive report are mere graduate students.


And yet, it moves

Cardinal George Pell | 01 November 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, consensus
A Catholic prelate finds himself in the party of Galileo and against the consensus of true believers on climate change.


Who is the sensible environmentalist?

Patrick Moore | 02 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, environment, Greenpeace
Two founders of Greenpeace, now on opposite sides of the fence, conduct a fascinating debate over climate change.


Dreary outlook for climate change talks

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 December 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: climate change, global warming, UN Cancun summit
We’re used to dire predictions about global warming. Now we’re getting bleak forecasts about the summit convened to address it. What’s going on?


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