Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Video of The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: public lecture by Clive Hamilton

Over 100 people braved the rain for the booked out Monash Arts Public Lecture, ‘The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics‘, hosted by our School of Social Sciences‘ Department of Human Geography held at the State Library of Victoria. Professor Clive Hamilton delivered the keynote address and he was joined by Dr William Jackson, Chief Author of…

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Why has climate change disappeared from the Australian election radar?

David Holmes, Monash University Two weeks into a protracted election campaign, it is looking ever-more likely that climate change is to be placed way down the order of business – at least for the major parties. The contest over climate change that characterised the previous three elections seems to have disappeared off the political radar…

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Academic freedom isn’t the issue with Lomborg’s consensus centre

David Holmes, School of Media, Film and Journalism Controversial campaigner for climate change trivialisation Bjorn Lomborg is getting closer to learning whether an Australian university will host him. A campaign to stop Lomborg finding a home at Flinders University is being played out on social media and within the university. An open letter objecting to…

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International Studies Student to represent Monash at the United Nations Climate Negotiations (COP21) in Paris

Anna Zhang is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies and French. Inspired by her degree, she is passionately involved with social justice movements ranging from poverty eradication, sports for development and peace, to championing sustainability. The interconnectedness of social justice issues has seen Anna play ambassadorial roles in…

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The great global warming subsidy: the truth about Australian corporate welfare

by David Holmes The demise of manufacturing in this country has captured the news headlines for weeks now. It is about jobs, about sentimentality toward companies that have long been part of Australian life, and about the future of Australian productivity. Caterpillar, SPC Ardmona, Electrolux, the car manufacturers: each have seen the withdrawal or denial…

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Government doesn’t need climate bodies: it needs commitment

by Neville Nicholls In closing the Climate Commission, and introducing legislation to abolish the Climate Change Authority, the government has said it can instead rely on information from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. Is that claim reasonable? The Climate Commission The Climate Commission was established to provide information about climate change to the public. The most…

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Ten days: how we imagine climate change

By David Holmes  This decade has been called the “critical decade” for action on climate change. Decisions that we make in the years up to 2020 will determine the severity of climate change, and the impact it will have on society. But communicating the urgency of climate change has proved problematic, for two reasons. First,…

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Is climate change a socialist plot?

By David Holmes  In the past year, we have heard from several right-of-centre members of the media-political elite in Australia – some of whom dined together at Kirribilli House on the weekend – that climate change is exaggerated for the purposes of introducing a “socialist” carbon tax. One of the Kirribilli guests, News Corp columnist Miranda Devine,…

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