Tag: Scott Morrison

Liberal Andrew Bragg urges Scott Morrison to commit to net zero

Barnaby Joyce declares test for Nationals to sign up will be impact on jobs ‘in Muswellbrook’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Liberal senator Andrew Bragg has urged Scott Morrison to commit to net zero emissions at the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow as the Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has […]

‘No place to hide’: pressure on Australia to end support for new fossil fuel projects after IPCC report

Climate campaigners say dire landmark findings mean the federal government must abandon gas basin and coalmine expansions Australian politicians are facing calls to accept the era of new fossil fuel investments should end immediately after a major report on the climate crisis confirmed it was already causing havoc across the planet, with worse to come. […]

‘Not engaging isn’t the answer’: Australia under pressure as US follows EU lead on carbon tariffs

Experts and opposition MPs say Australia should work with Europe on new imports scheme instead of criticising What does the EU’s carbon tariff proposal mean for Australia? Australia is facing growing pressure over its climate policies as the US edges closer to following the European Union in imposing new charges on imports of emissions-intensive products. […]

The government must take responsibility for the Great Barrier Reef and stop looking for someone else to blame | Peter Garrett

When Unesco recommended the reef be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, the Coalition’s response was to shift the blame. We must do better Unesco recommends reef world heritage site be listed as ‘in danger’ Timeline: decades of damage and Australia’s fight to stop ‘in danger’ listing Escaping responsibility has become the recurrent theme of […]

NSW Covid live update: Sydney in lockdown as 30 new coronavirus cases reported and Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive

Millions of NSW residents have woken up to the first day of a fortnight-long lockdown, which has sparked travel restrictions across Australia, as Queensland records two community cases. Follow latest updates Latest NSW rules and Sydney lockdown restrictions NSW Covid exposure sites and cases map Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing […]

Net zero by 2050? Over our dead body, bolshie Nationals tell Scott Morrison | Katharine Murphy

The ‘new energy economy’ unfolding all around us is once again hostage to Australia’s gruesome, internecine climate change politics On Thursday morning, shortly after the resources minister, Keith Pitt, finished his “net zero by 2050: not on your nelly” sortie on the ABC, the governor of the reserve bank, Philip Lowe, touched down in Queensland […]

Wealthy countries’ climate shift leaves Australia isolated from closest allies

While the G7 calls for a ‘green revolution’ to deal with an ‘existential crisis’, it is no clearer if Scott Morrison will formally embrace a net zero target In an Australian context, the climate message from the weekend G7 summit is clear: the world’s biggest and richest democracies are acknowledging what the science demands and […]

Scott Morrison’s claim Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling does ‘not stack up’

Fossil fuel and other emissions not linked to the land and agriculture increased by 7% over the past 15 years, analysis finds Despite official accounts showing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling, its contribution to the climate crisis has increased over the past 15 years once areas beyond the federal government’s control – the drought […]

Australia has been talking up its climate credentials – but do the claims stack up?

The government is under pressure to do more to tackle global heating but critics say the PM has instead employed ‘Trumpian misrepresentation’ Morrison refuses to budge on target as Biden pledges to halve US emissions US vows to cut its emissions by at least 50% by 2030 As Australia came under international pressure to lift […]

‘Delay is as dangerous as denial’: scientists urge Australia to reach net zero emissions faster

Heatwaves to double and many properties will be uninsurable if global heating reaches 3C, Australian Academy of Science says Global heating of 3C would more than double the number of annual heatwaves in some parts of Australia, leave properties uninsurable due to flood and fire risk, and make many of the country’s ecosystems “unrecognisable”, according […]