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Bill McKibben

OPINION: We must believe in humans again

Wednesday - By BILL McKIBBEN | We have the technology to prevent climate crisis. But now we need to unleash mass resistance too – because collective action does work.

OPINION: Attenborough uncomfortable

9 Apr 19 - By JULIA P G JONES | Sir David Attenborough’s latest project, the Netflix series Our Planet, has the usual incredible shots of nature and wildlife, but the series is a little different from his past films.

OPINION: To end climate change we must end capitalism

20 Mar 19 - By PHIL McDUFF | Policy tweaks won’t fix climate change. We need to throw the kitchen sink at it with a total rethink of our relationship to ownership, work and capital.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Friday’s strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

ROD ORAM: Todd Muller's big year out

Todd Muller

12 Feb 19 - National Party climate spokesperson Todd Muller has been reflecting on his year in the role.

OPINION: Stop feeling guilty and think of the future

12 Feb 19 - By MATTHEW ADAMS | The climate disaster future is increasingly becoming the present – and, as the evidence piles up, it is tempting to ask questions about its likely public reception.

OPINION: Canberra is laughing at us

Richard Flanagan

8 Feb 19 - By RICHARD FLANAGAN | Australian PrimeMinister Scott Morrison is trying to scare people about economic policy but seems blithely unaware people are already scared – about climate change.


OPINION: The more we know, the worse it seems

Mark Lynas

5 Feb 19 - By MARK LYNAS |To get a full grasp of climate change, you need to take a geological perspective.

OPINION: What a burning world tells us

David Wallace-Wells

4 Feb 19 - By DAVID WALLACE-WELLS | I was wilfully deluded until I began covering global warming. But extreme heat could transform the planet by 2100.

OPINION: Climate action counts, not rhetoric

24 Jan 19 - By TODD MULLER | It was disappointing to see yesterday’s Carbon News claim that figures I had used in my recent article were “wide of the mark”.

OPINION: Divestment is hitting where it hurts

Bill McKibben

18 Dec 18 - Trillions of dollars of investments are being taken out of carbon-intensive companies, says BILL McKIBBEN. Governments must now take notice.

OPINION: When will the real action begin?

14 Dec 18 - The Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme announcement this week has left carbon forestry pioneer Dr MURRAY McCLINTOCK, of Nelson company Carbon Farm, underwhelmed and asking when the real action on...

OPINION: Attenborough has betrayed the living world

George Monbiot

8 Nov 18 - BY GEORGE MONBIOT | By downplaying our environmental crisis, Sir David Attenborough's BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance.

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on climate change.

OPINION: It's time for the trackless tram

Peter Newman

27 Sep 18 - By PETER NEWMAN | I began my life as an activist academic in 1979 when the Western Australia government closed the Fremantle railway, saying buses would be better. Patronage immediately fell by 30...

OPINION: The answer's not a better kind of coffee cup

18 Sep 18 - By GEORGE MONBIOT | We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.

OPINION: Politicians, get your heads out of the coal pit

14 Sep 18 - By PETER HOLDING | Farmers are dealing with increasingly extreme weather as a result of global warming. We need meaningful action now.

OPINION: Don't be fooled, weather is not climate

7 Sep 18 - By KATE MARVEL, climate scientist | I’m going to say something controversial. As a climate scientist, I predict a sustained, noticeable, and severe cooling trend across the Northern Hemisphere.


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