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Prominent Climate-Change Sceptic Converts

Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at all the climate-change research and found some problems. Pieces of the puzzle that didn’t add up, or studies that didn’t stand up to scrutiny. “It’s a scientist’s duty to be properly skeptical”, he rightly states in a recent article for the…

Effects of Climate Change for Australian Capital: Report

Extreme bushfires, floods and of course drought are all set to increase in Australia’s capital – as elsewhere – over the next few decades, according to a new report prepared for the Australian Capital Territory’s government. The report predicts that with the two degree temperature rise expected over the next fours decades Canberrans will see…

Carbon Price Package – Australia Gives Cautious Thumbs Up

Sign: A Price on CO2? I'm cool with that.

Australia will have a carbon price within 12 months, and it will be $23 per tonne. Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the details of her government’s carbon price package on 10 July, following  the commitment vote in favour from independent Andrew Wilkie two days earlier, after a long scare campaign from the Opposition. The response…