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No, Mr Morrison – the safeguard mechanism is not a ‘sneaky carbon tax

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week claimed Labor was planning a “sneaky carbon tax” should it win power, and Nationals senator Matt Canavan declared the goal...

Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption

Image: Shutterstock Many climate activists, scientists, engineers and politicians are trying to reassure us the climate crisis can be solved rapidly without any changes to lifestyle,...

Australia’s refusal to sign a global methane pledge exposes flaws in the term ‘net-zero’

  Image: Shutterstock At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, more than 90 nations signed a global pledge led by the United States and United Kingdom...

View from The Hill: Morrison’s net-zero plan is built more on politics than detailed policy

  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Boris Johnson enthused about the Morrison government’s belated embrace of the 2050 net-zero target. “They’ve done a heroic thing, the Australians,...

Australia’s stumbling, last-minute dash for climate respectability doesn’t negate a decade of abject failure

  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced that Australia will adopt a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The...

Grattan on Saturday: Can Barnaby Joyce sell his supporters the net zero he’s previously trashed?

  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP Barnaby Joyce will probably never again have so much power as he does at this moment, in his trading with Scott...