Category: Opinion

Gas-fired recovery facts

Gas-fired recovery facts

  Key messages about the gas-fired recovery “Natural gas” is a fossil fuel (methane) Methane leakage rates can make gas as bad as coal Methane contributes 25% of global heating New gas is not needed, and will not lower prices New gas will not produce...

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

A lengthy but rewarding article from The New Scientist about the emotional basis for denialism. Why do people deny climate change? According to the author, “denial is largely a product of the way normal people think. Most denialists are simply ordinary people...

Deniers and ‘debate’

An extract from George Monbiot, relevant to Australia in that he’s on Plimer’s case . . . “Creationists and climate change deniers have this in common: they don’t answer their critics. They make what they say are definitive refutations of the...

August 2009 highlights

How psychology can help the planet stay cool A perennial problem faced by people trying to promote environmental issues is how not to bamboozle people with environmental scare stories, thus bringing about a state of apathy because it’s too late to do anything!...