Climate Change

  • 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.

  • Crazy weather and crazy politicians

    14 February 2014

    Sydney Harbour Bridge was barely visible through the smoke and amber coloured sky. Men covered in protective clothing sprayed water at the blazing bush. A row of four ducks swiftly waddled their way out of danger.

  • Hockey exposes us as fair weather friends

    15 May 2014

    With this Budget, Joe Hockey has signaled to the rest of the planet that Australia expects to free ride on the efforts of others. He has abandoned the core Australian value of being true blue, writes David Ritter. Originally published in The Drum.

  • Do energy company executives really hate solar panels this much?

    23 June 2014

    This wasn’t what people on Sydney’s George Street were expecting to see on their morning commute. Three men, dressed as the CEOs of Origin Energy, AGL Energy, and EnergyAustralia, were surrounded by a crowd and TV cameras as they hauled a dozen solar panels into a dumpster while spectators booed them on. Seriously!