The rise of the Green-Teal tide on the weekend speaks volumes about environmental politics.Geoff Ebbs reflects on the implications for the Liberals and the Greens The destruction of the Liberal Party by Scott Morrison has many dimensions including integrity, misogyny, gender wars, culture wars and climate wars. Both the Teal independents and the Greens benefited Continue Reading →
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In this bulletin Liberals turn on market forces to protect coal Women cautiously celebrate International Women’s Day Truth is the first casualty as Australia toes US line on Ukraine PM leaps into action as climate emergency reaches Cronulla Reef grief competition heals despair with creativity Liberals turn on market forces to protect coal Once a Continue Reading →
Like the Rings that rule Tolkein’s Middle Earth, the challenges of implementing the SDGs are manifold but there is one challenge that ‘binds them all’. That challenge is our addiction to economic growth. Here’s Dick Smith talking to me in 2008. There is a longer version of that interview on this site. In the longer Continue Reading →
Deforestation is a significant contributor to climate chaos, biodiversity loss and depletion of groundwater. It requires significant effort on a number of levels. There are global certification bodies that provide a form of policing, including the capacity to interrogate the source of timber products using a chain of custody, or record of the handling of Continue Reading →
Urban farmers in Jordan’s capital, Ammam, have harvested a second crop of wheat grown in the ancient city’s glamorous shopping district. The food sovereignty initiative was begun by a social enterprise, Al-Barakeh, in 2019 when bread became scarce during a strict CoViD lockdown. Until the 1960’s Jordan was a significant wheat exporter, but urbanisation, globalisation Continue Reading →
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report this week showing that governments are not reducing their use of coal as promised at Paris and, even if they did, it would not be enough to meet the emission reduction promises consistent with 2degrees of warming. The graphs outlining the energy descent required Continue Reading →