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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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
es 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 ...
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
The six-page memorandum of ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 ...
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 ...
The scrapping of the carbon tax
closes a bitter chapter in Australian politics and offers lessons for the Abbott government in the perils of negotiating climate
policy.John Howard first pledged an emissions trading scheme (ETS) ahead of ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon
laws that put a price
on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s repeal bill to abolish tax
on the country’s biggest polluters has been passed in the senate, with opposition and scientists deeply worried that the move will leave Australia behind in the race to a ...
Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax
on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.
The Senate ...
Australia’s Senate voted to scrap the nation’s price
, fulfilling a key election pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and leaving the nation without an approved mechanism to tackle emissions.
The repeal bill was passed 39 votes ...
Australia’s carbon price
has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.
After eight years of bitter ...
It took mining magnate Clive Palmer only three days to show Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just how uncomfortable life can be in a parliament in which he holds the balance of power.
The neophyte Palmer United Party (PUP), set up ...
Solar power is coming to the fore as a major future source of global energy, experts say.
In Australia, where there are 1.2 million homes with solar panels installed on roofs, the growth of solar power has been so profound that wholesale ...
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate
Change Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...
A new survey finds most Northwestern residents think addressing climate
change should be an urgent priority.
The survey was conducted for EarthFix by the independent and nonpartisan firm, DHM Research. A representative sampling of 1,200 ...