The Dirty Life of Mining in Australia: A Travelogue
Electric vehicles are touted as a key part of the “green transition” to a low-carbon future, and therefore crucial to saving the natural environment. Unfortunately, they don’t live up to the hype.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek last week welcomed a UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”. But what is “great news” to Plibersek is not great news for the reef.
If eight people could build two bombs with $700 worth of material and destabilise the global oil market, “What does that say about the tactics currently being employed in the climate movement?” Quoted in an interview with Vulture, this is the premise of Daniel Goldhaber’s environmentalist thriller How To Blow Up a Pipeline.
Another day, another extreme weather event with a one-in-a-something chance. This time, ocean surface temperatures are breaking all records, resulting in marine heatwaves stretching from New Zealand to the Galápagos Islands to the British Isles. The chance of this unprecedented heat? One-in-256,000, according to Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami.
How do the carbon footprints of the Australian Financial Review’s Rich Listers compare to the rest of us?