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30/8/2014
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...   
29/8/2014
In the years to come, it’s not a stretch to imagine millions of people flooding the streets to protest--flooding in the streets. What will it take to turn climate change into a social movement? The struggles surrounding women’s ...   
27/8/2014
When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott last month steered through Parliament repeal of the country's carbon pricing mechanism, he was cheered on by business associations representing major international and domestic companies.They ...   
25/8/2014
Carbon pricing systems around the world are delivering economic benefits and addressing climate change. But more needs to be done to raise political and corporate support, says Tom Kerr. Momentum to tax carbon emissions has been building ...   
24/8/2014
At first glance, the future may look pretty bright for the large Western integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron – collectively known as Big Oil. Oil prices have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...   
23/8/2014
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...   
23/8/2014
There was a time when we met overarching challenges with bold public purpose and concerted action as “we the people.” When the Depression hit, we created large public works projects, building roads, airports, and power ...   
22/8/2014
Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the spinelessness, hypocrisy and turpitude of prime minister Tony Abbott's position on climate change than his comments on 3AW in December 2009: "Climate change is real. But I think there are lots of legitimate ...   
21/8/2014
Production company Tree Media, whose mission is to inspire positive social action, has just released the first of four films in the Green World Rising series focusing on solutions to the climate crisis. The eight-minute film, CARBON, ...   
20/8/2014
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate change and calling for federal action over carbon pollution. "We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make ...   
13/8/2014
The Abbott government's chief business adviser says too much time has been spent focusing on global warming and as a result Australians are "ill prepared" to deal with the prospect of global cooling. Maurice Newman, who has been vocal in ...   
13/8/2014
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...   
11/8/2014
IT IS the ticking time bomb that could trigger another financial crisis and almost every working Australian is exposed to it. There is now so much money in superannuation, much of it invested in mining stocks and other climate change ...   
2/8/2014
Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Storms and droughts occur with increasing frequency. Glaciers are rapidly retreating, portending ...   
1/8/2014
Shifting taxes onto fossil fuels and away from income or capital could provide huge benefits for countries while protecting the environment at the same time, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The ...   
28/7/2014
California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits. The six-page memorandum of ...   
23/7/2014
Some 60% of Americans would support a carbon tax if the revenue went towards a worthy cause, such as investment in renewable energy, a new poll has revealed. The survey, undertaken by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, ...   
20/7/2014
While a carbon price is every economists' favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!) In a new paper in Energy Policy, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...   
18/7/2014
Australia's carbon tax, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high. Instead of decreasing its ...   
18/7/2014
Australia`s Senate has voted to repeal the price on emissions of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. The Yallourn Power Station burns brown coal to provide ...   
18/7/2014
Australia's government has voted to repeal a carbon tax on that country's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, ending one bitter domestic battle but opening up new fronts in the climate war both at home and internationally. Diplomats ...   
18/7/2014
Australia’s decision to repeal its levy limiting fossil-fuel pollution makes it the first nation to turn back from a market approach to fighting global warming. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government won final approval from Parliament ...   
17/7/2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's move to repeal his country's carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in ...   
17/7/2014
With Australia`s standing as the world`s highest per-capita emitter of carbon dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax. Think again. The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 ...   
17/7/2014
The cartoonish stereotype of Australia of yesteryear featured a rough-headed bloke in an Akubra hat wrangling crocodiles. That image has finally been scrubbed from our collective memories -- only to be replaced with something worse. Today, when ...   

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