Climate change and the intellectual decline of the right

No arguments seem to sway right-wing politicians and commentators in the United States and Australia, says John Quiggin. Will we have to wait for demography to do its work?

18 Aug 14 | Comments (3)

Dancing in the dark

Both the major parties have made a habit of misinterpreting the polls on climate change, says Peter Brent. The latest results shouldn’t provide any comfort to the Coalition

03 Jul 14 | Comments (2)

How it all went wrong

Philip Chubb’s insider account of the demise of Kevin Rudd’s climate scheme is essential reading, says Andrew Dodd

28 May 14 | Comments (2)

eBook: Climate change and equity

This eBook features Tim Senior’s recently announced prize-winning entry in the Gavin Mooney Essay Prize for 2013, together with the four runners-up

17 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Direct Action subsidies: wrong way, go back

Nothing has happened since the election to challenge the view that the Coalition’s Direct Action plan for carbon reduction is vastly inferior to carbon pricing, write Frank Jotzo and Paul Burke

17 Mar 14 | Comments (1)

Climate change and equity: whose language is it anyway?

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues that language, and different ways of knowing, have been getting in the way of action on climate change

24 Feb 14 | Comments (8)

Stopping the cheques

Australia’s performance at CHOGM and in Warsaw this month will accelerate the decline of its influence in the Pacific, writes Nic Maclellan

22 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

Turning values into (direct) action

Falling support for strong climate policies reflects the environment movement’s failure to frame the debate effectively, argues Simon Copland. It’s time to co-opt Tony Abbott’s idea of “direct action”

24 Sep 13 | Comments (6)