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Nothing good here, Australia at bottom of the pack


This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know. EARTH HAS WARMED 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel

Footballer David Pocock moves from protest to lead


TWO MONTHS after retiring from rugby, celebrated former Wallaby David Pocock has taken his first formal role in climate activism by joining the board of an anti-fossil fuel activist group, the Lock the Gate alliance. The appointment will spur conjecture Mr Pocock is eyeing a future political career — which he

Libs and Nats stay true to form on climate inaction


FEW HAD HIGH hopes the latest federal budget would be a salve for Australia’s emission problem. But the papers unveiled on Tuesday by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were dispiriting nonetheless. They also cemented this nation’s status as an international outlier on climate action. On energy, the Morrison government allocated money to upgrade

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’


THE WORLD’S PEOPLE face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists. “We declare clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,” it states. “To secure a sustainable future, we must

March for the planet: who is with it and who is missing?


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 at noon in Canberra, will you join? While the Morrison government and the federal Opposition fiddle and the eastern states burn, stressing firefighters to the max, citizens across the country will be marching to voice their demand for action on climate change. This time, the Australian participation in

Young people go to town for better climate policies

strike climate action march 2019 canberra

Revealed: recent NSW policy was ‘no policy’ IGNORING THE SOUR faces and disapproving words of the NSW Liberal Premier, and the federal Liberal Minister for Education, some 2,300 regional students together with family members and supporters marched in central Canberra last Friday. One teenager after another gave a rousing speech about