Peter Christoff is Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor, Melbourne Climate Futures initiative, The University of Melbourne.
The rise of the Teals and Greens represents a structural shift in Australia’s political landscape. This shift reflects deep-seated electoral disaffection with both major parties. In 2022 around 33 percent of the primary vote went to minor parties and independents rather than Labor and the Coalition. Yet Labor continues to behave as if the last Continue reading »
To stick rigidly to the 43% target will prove infeasible in the short term and politically self-harming in the longer term. Tougher targets are inevitable. Continue reading »
The Black Summer bushfires, the Millennium Drought, the dying Great Barrier Reef, this year’s floods. Australia has experienced unprecedented environmental disasters in recent times. Each was amplified by global warming. Scientific reports indicate worse may still to come. Continue reading »
We need new laws to stop Prime Minister Scott Morrison undermining the international treaty central to combating climate change. Continue reading »