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OPINION: Pasture plays a big role

2 Jul 19 - By SARAH GARD | Pasture management, alongside livestock solutions, shouldn’t be overlooked as a tool for mitigating climate change.

OPINION: It's time to change the climate script

1 Jul 19 - By NICKY HAWKINS | The climate story must balance talk of urgency with hopeful and creative ideas if we are to inspire positive change.

OPINION: Australia pays the price

Dermot O"Gorman

11 Jun 19 - By DERMOT O'GORMAN | Over the past five years Australia’s standing in the Pacific has declined dramatically because of an unwillingness to take strong action on climate change.

OPINION: Plundering the planet

Brian Easton

30 May 19 - By BRIAN EASTON | Can we consume limited resources forever? Is economic growth just a Ponzi scheme in which we borrow from the future? Is economic growth as we know it coming to an end?

OPINION: Only radical measures will work

Gaia Vince

21 May 19 - By GAIA VINCE | A four-degree-warmer world is the stuff of nightmares and yet that’s where we’re heading in just decades.

OPINION: NZ farmers could be climate leaders

Michelle Cain

20 May 19 - By MICHELLE CAIN | A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming.

OPINION: With methane, no time like the present

13 May 19 - Organic farmer and former Green Party co-leader JEANETTE FITZSIMONS says farmers can cut methane now while increasing farm profits.


OPINION: How we move past the grief

10 May 19 - By ROB LAW | My intellectual and rational understanding of climate change has shifted to much more of an emotional and personal one.

OPINION: We must believe in humans again

Bill McKibben

24 Apr 19 - 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...

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.


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