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It’ll be impossible to replace fossil fuels with renewables by 2050, unless we cut our energy consumption

Image: Shutterstock Energy consumption – whether its heating your home, driving, oil refining or liquefying natural gas – is responsible for around 82% of Australia’s greenhouse...

Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels

Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The world’s focus is sharply fixed on achieving net-zero emissions, yet surprisingly little thought has been given to what comes afterwards. In our new...

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...

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...