Environment

Australia & NZ, Environment

On Track For a Climate Catastrophe

On Track For a Climate Catastrophe

Why we need to change the political climate The climate catastrophes that scientists have been predicting for decades have begun. Five Pacific Islands have so far been lost to the sea in what will likely become a mass displacement of people due to rising seas. The Great Barrier Reef is […]

Australia & NZ, Environment

Renewable Energy Target Cuts

Renewable Energy Target Cuts

On June 23, the government voted to reduce the Renewable Energy Target (RET), from the original 41,000 gigawatt hours target to 33,000 gigawatt hours. The scheme was designed to increase the amount of investment into renewable energy by offering financial incentives to power stations to generate power through things such […]

Australia & NZ, Environment

Still no plan to address climate change

Still no plan to address climate change

Earlier this year former Prime Minister Tony Abbott claimed that Australia “doesn’t get enough credit for the emissions reduction work that we have already done” (The Age, July 13). It’s unclear whether Abbott wanted credit for Australia being the highest emissions-per-capita country in the world, or for being the only […]