About 500 heavy polluting companies will pay a $23 per tonne carbon price from July 1 next year, under a plan unveiled by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Affected businesses and workers will be helped, with $9.2 billion worth of assistance over three years. Low income households will also be compensated with a rise in the tax free threshold, from $6,000 to $18,000, and up to $338 per year extra for single pensioners. But will be compensation be enough and will the carbon price be effective in cutting Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions?
Prof Freeman Dyson of Princeton has long been a critic of climate change orthodoxies. Here he talks of his life as a daring proposer of ideas - such as the genetically modified trees to soak up carbon dioxide and kites flying in Antarctica to cause more snowfall and abate sea level rise.
A researcher in the Adirondacks is literally rewriting the history of global climate change. Curt Stager, a scientist at Paul Smiths College, is publishing an article later this month in the journal Science that describes an ancient drought that…
Arthur Marcel lectures at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and in today’s talk he compares the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Titanic to issues surrounding global warming.