When Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott won the election last year his priority agenda included the repeal of the carbon tax laws put in place by the previous government. Following his oath-taking, he wasted no time abolishing the Australian Climate Council. Climate-related projects introduced by the Labor Government were scheduled to be scrapped shortly after. On Monday, his Government’s...
It is official: Australia’s new government denies global warming. The Coalition Government will not send its environment minister to the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will kick off in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013. Environment Minister Greg Hunt will stay at home...
Climate deniers are rejoicing over the abolition of Australia’s Climate Commission, along with the sacking of its commissioner, Professor Tim Flannery. New Prime Minister Tony Abbott wasted no time in disbanding the nation’s climate watchdog on Thursday in order to deliver his election promise right after he was sworn into office. Plans to scrap other climate-related...
The glaciers of Mount Everest have lost 13% of their mass during the past 50 years, according to a new study. Since the 1960s smaller glaciers (less than one square kilometer) have shrunken by a whopping 43%. Data beginning in the early 1990s also shows declines in snowfall and a significant rise in temperatures. At...
Let’s face it: oil companies welcome climate change and are not about to do anything to slow it down. Warmer temperatures in the Arctic mean less ice and therefore easier oil exploration and extraction. As the Arctic melts, countries with growing energy demands are looking north to the Arctic Circle in order to meet their...
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