OUR TAXES AT WORK – Incentivising Fossil Fuels

OUR TAXES AT WORK – Incentivising Fossil Fuels

Expanding gas production in Australia mostly now means unconventional gas, from fracking or horizontal drilling. This photo shows coal seam gas wells in Queensland, where producers talk about eventually drilling 40,000 such wells, with detrimental effects on water and...
The Big Switch- Australia’s electric future

The Big Switch- Australia’s electric future

Introduction In his book, “The Big Switch- Australia’s electric future”, Saul Griffith tells us that he wrote this book because the world has a climate emergency and he, as an innovative engineer, wants passionately to help solve it. Benefits here would...
Climate Change and Action: An Overview

Climate Change and Action: An Overview

I hope that this op-ed will help readers understand the basics of climate change on planet Earth; the solutions for mitigating it; and inspire their passion for doing so. Background- our wonderful luck and responsibility in being part of Earth’s evolution of life Our...
Climate Change and National Security

Climate Change and National Security

The Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG) is a non-partisan network of Australian security and policy professionals that is working to reframe the climate debate and make climate an immediate security priority in Australia.   The Australian Security...
Floods and climate change

Floods and climate change

A woman trapped on the roof of her car awaits rescue during the 2010-11 Toowoomba flash flood. Attribution: Kingbob86 (Timothy) Unprecedented but not unexpected We have all been struck by the devastating flooding in Queensland and New South Wales. Stories of lives and...
Climate change and food security

Climate change and food security

A farmer prepares his field for the planting season near Nathenje on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Australia is using its expertise and experience to help improve food security in African countries. Attribution: Stephen Morrison/AusAID Food production is a...
Touring Tassie in a Tesla

Touring Tassie in a Tesla

Touring Tassie in ‘Tezzie’ the Tesla As Australia’s EV uptake begins to gather speed, my family feel privileged to be among thousands who purchased a Tesla Model 3 last year. It was the first brand new car we have ever owned. The lure of going electric and optimising...
Drawdown

Drawdown

What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. Learn more about drawdown “Global warming is...
Five Common Myths about Climate Change

Five Common Myths about Climate Change

We all know people who don’t believe climate change is a problem. And we all sit somewhere on this scale. The purpose of this blog is to help counter some of the myths that are believed by people who are positioned towards the lower (right) end of the scale....