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It’s not perfect, but the Labor-Greens climate deal should limit emissions and fossil fuels. That matters

The safeguard mechanism is a better policy to deal with major industrial greenhouse gas emissions after a deal between the Albanese government and the Greens. It is not perfect, it is needlessly complicated and there are still things to be…

Older people like me need to start protesting for our planet | Bill McKibben

The brutal truth is that last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report didn’t have the effect it should have had, or that its authors clearly intended. Produced by thousands of scientists who synthesized the work of tens of thousands…

Dutton stays silent in question time – as it happened

We’re going to wrap up the live blog now. Here’s what made the news today: Amy Remeikis will be back with you early tomorrow morning. Until then, have a great evening. ‘Extraordinary stuff’: Labor MP claims Deeming contradicted Pessuto in…

Labor agrees to absolute cap on emissions to secure Greens backing for safeguard mechanism climate bill

The Albanese government’s signature climate bill targeting big polluters is a step closer to passing after a deal with the Greens including an absolute cap on emissions. The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, announced the deal on the safeguard mechanism bill…

Little progress made on energy efficiency in UK homes, report finds

Ministers have made negligible progress in improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s homes even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underscored the need to cut the reliance on gas for home heating, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)….

There’s no greater feminist cause than the climate fight – and saving each other

Last summer, a third of Pakistan was underwater. My country, the fifth most populous in the world, was submerged. Two million homes were destroyed, thousands of acres of agricultural land were flooded and 90% of the crops in Sindh, a…

Autumn has been totally skewwhiff in Sydney this year, devoid of its customary cadence and meter | Paul Daley

In the southern Australian cities where I’ve spent most of my life my birthday on the second day of autumn has always been synonymous with gentle seasonal transition. It’s no coincidence that the beginning of autumn in March is my…

Wash, blow dry and 1.5 degrees please: hairdressers trained to talk about climate action

Inside this chic Sydney hair salon, the chat between stylists and clients could be much the same as in any other hairdressers around the world. Some small talk. The ubiquitous and occasionally mundane chat about holidays and traffic. For regulars,…

Power move: Stacey Abrams’ next act is the electrification of the US

Stacey Abrams has been hailed as a masterly community organizer, after she helped turn out the voters that secured two Senate seats for Democrats in once solidly red Georgia. She has also run twice – unsuccessfully – for state governor….

CT legislators split along party lines over trash and global warming – The Connecticut Mirror

Engaging in debates over policy and process, legislators split along party lines Friday as the Environment Committee sent to the floors of the House and Senate two bills addressing Connecticut’s struggle to manage solid waste disposal and curb climate change….

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