Australian politics, society & culture

Climate change

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’
The week that was nonsense
On Tuesday night, 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism police officers outside the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne’s south-east and was shot dead. Yesterday’s editions of The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and...
How we fight fires now
On science, religion, politics and ideology
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Following Shackleton
 If the civil rights movement had been as ineffective as the environmental movement, Rosa Parks’ granddaughter would still be sitting in the back of a segregated bus. She might be secure in the knowledge that a global consensus had formed...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Bullies versus Science
'Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously about the Planet' by Roger Scruton, Atlantic, 646 pp; $39.99
Roger Scruton’s 'Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously about the Planet'
There’s been remarkably little critical debate on the Left about what Gillard’s carbon price will actually achieve. Environmental groups are uniformly spruiking it, perhaps sensing the package is the last conceivable near-term chance of climate...

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