climate change

The Guardian • climate change

Issue #2004

Fighter jets or green electricity

On 28th March, the government came clean on one of its’ worst kept secrets of the decade when it announced its decision (again) to purchase...

Read more
Issue #1986

Xi calls for stronger global actions on climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on all parties to take stronger actions to jointly tackle the climate challenge ...

Read more
Issue #1981

World on the edge of an abyss: UN Secretary-General

“I am here to sound the alarm: the world must wake up. We are on the edge of an abyss – and moving in the wrong direction.”

Read more
Issue #1952

We need a working class climate plan, not capitalist greenwashing

Based on his government’s shiny new climate plan, it doesn’t seem like Justin Trudeau gets irony.

Read more
Issue #1959

Xi calls for “unprecedented ambition, action” to build community of life

We should protect nature and preserve the environment like we protect our eyes.

Read more
Issue #1975

Tackling the slow death of Mother Earth

Over the period 2010 - 19 the expansion in the dairy industry in the 26-Country state, thanks to the quota restrictions being lifted by the business organisation known as the EU, has resulted in an increase in the land area allocated to dairy farming.

Read more
Issue #1991

China is a responsible major country in addressing climate change

Human beings share a common future in the face of the challenges presented by global climate change, and no country can make itself immune from the impact.

Read more
Issue #1948

Will we follow our allies this time?

It might be a good idea to return – in January 2022 – to the promises that Joe Biden made on his first day as President of the United States of America on the 20th of January 2021.

Read more
Issue #1957

A Cohesive Society After Capitalism

It seems that the capitalist way of living has been with us forever, but it has only come about since early global trading developed around the sixteenth century.

Read more
Issue #1990

Australian-UK-US nuclear submarine deal exposes civilian-military links

Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone, writing for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, highlighted several salient points in their paper, telling us a lot about the thinking of those pushing nuclear energy.

Read more
Issue #1954

The legacy hanging over Fukushima ten years on from disaster

Japan entered into a state of emergency when the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami swept across the country in 2011.

Read more
Issue #1983

Conservation, climate and communities

The Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA) held its Annual Conference.

Read more
Issue #1954

Rallies in Perth push for climate action

The WA Forest Alliance had a busy week, holding their Grand Postcard Delivery Rally in West Perth on Wednesday 10th March.

Read more
Issue #1980

Nauru invokes the Law of the Sea to begin deep seabed mining by 2022

At the 76th meeting of the UN General Assembly last week, a controversial move by the states of Micronesia was on the agenda.

Read more
Issue #2014

Flood, fire and famine

The 2022 Eastern Australian floods were one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters, destroying large parts of Southeastern Queensland and Northeastern NSW. The flooding...

Read more
Issue #1952

“Fighting for the future – class and climate”

On Thursday the 25th of February 2021, Politics in the Pub (Perth) discussed Climate Change and the environment – the pressing issue of our times, and how we deal with it will determine humankind’s future.

Read more
Issue #1984

School strike for climate change

The School Strike 4 Climate Change (SS4CC) was called around the world in the lead up to the critical COP 26 climate change conference.

Read more
Issue #1975

UN IPCC Report: Australia’s role

Australia has already warmed by an alarming 1.4°C since 1910.

Read more
Issue #1988

Death knell for fossil fuels

On the 12th of November, the Coalition released its long-awaited plan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Read more
Issue #1976

The farce of BHP turning away from fossil fuels

BHP, the world’s second largest mining company, is selling off a lot of its global gas and oil assets to Australian outfit Woodside Petroleum.

Read more
Issue #1991

Climate activist pays the price for government inaction

A climate activist who climbed on top of a coal train, which led to a five-hour delay of fifteen coal trains between Newcastle and Maitland,...

Read more
Issue #1979

Coalition presses the UK to remove climate targets from trade deal

Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Coalition government pressed the UK to remove climate targets from the post-Brexit Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement

Read more
Issue #1948

Climate change: false promises & false hope

One of Joe Biden’s first actions as President was to return the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement, from which the US withdrew under Donald Trump.

Read more
Issue #1983

Morrison’s devious campaigning on climate change (amongst other things)

Most people are bewailing the lack of leadership we’re experiencing at the moment, with many believing our politicians are “thick.” I prefer the word “devious,”...

Read more
Issue #2001

A reflection on climate change in Western Australia and New South Wales

On the 4th of March 2022, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan finally relented on his state’s “hard border” which protected its residents from COVID, and...

Read more
Issue #2003

Sham carbon projects have cost taxpayers $1 billion

The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has spent more than one billion dollars of public money on projects which do not have a chance in hell...

Read more
Issue #2025

Diversity – sustainability – socialism

Cuba is one of the world’s most sustainable economies despite the six decades’ long illegal and economically crippling US blockade. Since the 1960s, the Cuban...

Read more
Issue #1974

UN IPCC Report

“Climate change is already affecting every inhabited region across the globe with human influence contributing to many observed changes in weather and climate extremes.”

Read more
Issue #1984

Greenwashing dirty investments

Is there a company that doesn’t claim to support the Paris Agreement on climate change? The agreement was signed in 2015 and since then the...

Read more
Issue #2021

Energy transition authority critical to creating secure jobs for a safer climate

The ACTU calls on the Albanese Government to quickly establish a national Energy Transition Authority tasked with ensuring that workers and their communities affected by...

Read more
Issue #2028

Coal industry workers in Australia are taking their destiny into their own hands

The coal industry is to Australia what the Second Amendment of the US Constitution (granting citizens the right to bear arms) is to the United...

Read more
Issue #1976

Australia fails the Pacific islands

The small, low-lying Pacific islands are often described as “the canary in the coalmine.” The very existence and lives of their people are threatened by climate change.

Read more
Issue #2033

DINGO

In a massive escalation of the simmering industrial conflict being waged by Svitzer Towage’s Australian management against local tugboat crew, the company gave notice that...

Read more
Issue #2000

Climate change: Capitalism killing the earth

“The cumulative scientific evidence is unequivocal: Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health.”

Read more
Issue #2018

Listen to the science! State of the environment report

During the 2019-2020 bushfires thirty-three lives were lost, more than seven million hectares were burnt, more than 3,000 home destroyed. In the most recent floods,...

Read more
Issue #2007

Keep money out of politics

Climate action has been at the centre of the 2022 Australian Federal Election. The two major parties are flexing their climate credentials, with the Coalition...

Read more
Editorial Issue #1977

Renewable energy to meet 100% consumer demand at certain times of the day by 2025

Renewable energy is proving its reliability in serving Australia’s east coast, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Read more
Issue #2012

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 21 June 2022 Dear Prime Minister Albanese, The Communist Party of Australia wishes...

Read more
Issue #2032

A peace & peoples’ budget

Annual budgets are a mirror held up to the class divide. The income and expenditure sides of the budget come down to priorities. The budget...

Read more
Issue #2015

DINGO

Amid attempts to drag Australia into the nuclear cycle, news from France casts yet another pall over the non-future of nuclear fission. France gets about...

Read more
Issue #2016

Climate action looming as first Parliamentary sitting approaches

Parliament is meeting at the end of this month for the first time since the 2022 Federal Election with promises of significant reforms, including climate...

Read more
Issue #1987

COP26: Colonial plunder

As the COP26 climate change meeting entered its second week, the divide between developing and developed countries and their colonial history has been laid bare.

Read more
Issue #1999

Climate change – ACT NOW!

Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the floods along the east coast of Australia as a “one-in-a-100-year event”; NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet called them a “one-in-1000-year...

Read more
Issue #2017

State of the Environment report

“Overall, the state and trend of the environment of Australia are poor and deteriorating as a result of increasing pressures from climate change, habitat loss,...

Read more
Issue #2007

Who rules Australia?

One of the striking features of federal elections is their increasingly undemocratic nature and Americanisation. Much of the electioneering by major parties has been short...

Read more
Issue #1997

Are we really at the forefront on renewable energy?

“Australia is at the forefront of a global experiment on how to shift an electricity grid built on coal to one dominated by renewables.” So...

Read more
Issue #1998

The floods are rising and so are we

While thousands of people across South-East Queensland and northern New South Wales have been left devastated by the unanticipated extreme flooding event, which has destroyed...

Read more
Issue #1959

Morrison’s hydrogen scheme another marketing ploy

Yet again, the Morrison government is trying to pull the wool over Australia’s eyes. This time, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is attempting to sell the...

Read more
Issue #1986

Incompetent: Scott Morrison at the COP26 Summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was initially hesitant to personally represent Australia at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26.

Read more
Issue #1988

Limiting global warming to 1.5° “on life support”

The United Nations Climate Change Conference – dubbed COP26 – has recently ended in Glasgow after two busy weeks in which 120 heads of state,...

Read more
Issue #1994

Reef policy is all bark no bite

For the past year, the Australian government has been waging a concerted battle against UNESCO to stop the Great Barrier Reef from being added to...

Read more
Issue #1959

Climate Summit: “THE WORLD IS ON RED ALERT”

The growing recognition of the urgency by world leaders was reflected at the virtual climate summit called by US President Joe Biden from 22nd to 23rd April.

Read more
Issue #2029

End fossil fuels!

It appears as though climate action has a new, unlikely support from Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher! Speaking to an Australian business community event in London,...

Read more
Issue #2031

Class war budget

The budget, delivered on 25th October, is set in the context of a looming global recession, ongoing wars, rocketing prices, extreme weather events, famine, and...

Read more
Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

Read more
Issue #2025

Good planets are hard to find

La Niña event is under way for the third year in a row according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The Pacific, including Australia, can expect...

Read more
Issue #2006

VOTE THEM OUT

The Coalition Morrison government has got to go. On Saturday 21st May vote them out! The Communist Party of Australia rejects the undemocratic electoral system...

Read more
Issue #2027

Landmark UN decision highlights Australia’s climate injustice

In news that will surprise no one, a United Nations Committee has found the former Coalition government to have violated the human rights of Torres...

Read more
Issue #2009

Feet on the ground

After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...

Read more
Issue #2029

Australia: The big polluter

Australia is the world’s largest gas and coal exporter. There are currently 114 new or expanded fossil fuel projects awaiting approval. In 2021-22, governments in...

Read more
Issue #1955

Wollongong joins in Global Climate Strike

Despite the weather, plans went ahead on Friday, 19 March, for a demonstration in Illawarra’s CBD.

Read more
Issue #2013

Anti-protest laws affect us all

Earlier this month, NSW police bungled a raid on Blockade Australia activists in the Colo Valley, in Sydney’s north-west. Activists at the remote camp noticed...

Read more
Issue #2034

Climate change wreaks havoc

Lives have been lost and thousands of homes have been flooded and destroyed as the floods continue to hit eastern Australia. People have lost their...

Read more
Issue #1986

“Code red for humanity”: Glasgow Climate Summit

The rich G20 countries, responsible for more than eighty per cent of human-made emissions.

Read more
Issue #2010

Energy prices explode: capitalism in crisis

Consumers face soaring energy costs as Australia’s gas and thermal coal exporters rake in windfall profits. The incoming Labor government has inherited the legacy of...

Read more
Issue #1956

NSW floods not a single story

In late March, floods covered 600 km along the NSW coast with tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes. This event has been referred to in the media as a once in a 100-year event.

Read more
Issue #2012

The sun will shine, the wind will blow

Australia is on the brink of a total collapse of its domestic energy market amid a crisis that has been decades in the making. If...

Read more
Issue #2019

“CLIMATE WARS”

As of writing, a bill placing into law Labor’s forty-three per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 has passed the lower house. The bill also...

Read more