Breaking free from fossil fuels

  • Call off the zombies!

    15 May 2013

    I don’t know much about zombies. What I do know has been taught to me by my thirteen-year-old son: one of the first rules is don’t ever turn your back on them if you’re not sure they’re dead.

  • President Obama must do more

    25 June 2013

    Yesterday afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama plans to announce a series of  "steady, responsible steps" to tackle climate change. It appears that the president will finally begin to make good on his climate promises, but to truly meet his obligation to future generations, this must be the foundation -- not the final act -- of his climate legacy.

  • Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world

    13 September 2013

    By Brett Parris, Monash University In the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “good For Australia”. It isn’t.

  • Now it’s up to us

    20 December 2013

    Court decision leaves it to the people to save endangered forest

  • Is this our canary in the coal mine?

    5 March 2014

    Q: What’s white bottomed and sweet as a button and will not take well to an Indian coal giant clearing its home as part of exploration works for Australia’s biggest black coal mine?