Tag: climate change

Climate Conference in the Hottest Year, Again: Australia’s Bid to Host COP31

This year we are once more witnesses to grand pledges in the hundreds of millions and saccharine self-adulation that rarely has any cause for celebration—but sometimes there are also breakthroughs.

Fusion Edgelords: Climate-Energy Futures at COP28

Fusion is both thirty years away and will always be thirty years away, and that disappointment needs to be constantly massaged.

Gas Town, Darwin: Greenwashing fossil fuel expansion in northern Australia

That the Australian taxpayer is funding this dystopian vision during an escalating climate crisis is a national scandal.

Climate Fault-line: North vs South on the Loss and Damages Fund

Global South nations are demanding to speak for themselves – but even this is being railroaded by wealthy Western nations.

On the Climate Frontline: Talking to survivors of the Northern Rivers catastrophe

Accounts are visceral and distressing: of last moment escapes through windows and scrambled rescues from rooftops; of witnessing raw destruction and surreal chaos; of the terror of children, the aged and vulnerable; of the horror and the pity of drowning animals.

Maxed Out Oil vs the Eco Zealots: Sunak’s Anti-Green Campaign

Bike lanes, changes to city planning codes, emissions reduction initiatives, domestic energy policies and international climate commitments are fast becoming some of the fiercest frontlines in the upcoming election

Looking for Eros in the long hard rain of climate collapse

As climate collapse accelerates there will be massive material effects. But what are the consequences that will befall inner life?

The Metaphysics of Planetary Hope: Exploring texts on faith and practice in a technocapitalist world

A new consciousness cannot be built solely on a better scientific understanding of the world; it must be rooted in a different ontology, a different conception of reality.

Solastalgia: Every climate change challenge has an internal as well as external dimension

In the end, the notion of solastalgia may prove more helpful looking forward, for it charts much of the difficult mental terrain that the world will have to traverse.

Changing Fire Imaginaries: Walking together to reap the ethical and practical benefits of cultural burning

If a solution to the problem of fire in contemporary Australian society is to be found, it will not be at a purely technical level but will require a deep cultural and psychic reorientation.

‘Your Lives Are Nothing to Me’: Political responses to the rise of climate as super-actor

It was not only the scale of social and material destruction of the world wars but the collective experience of suffering that enabled the post-conflict remaking of societies.

Hope in a Tailspin: Why we need different conversations in the midst of ecological crisis

I’m edgy when writing about the limits of hope. I’ve read many accounts that more or less insist that without this emotion there is nothing but bottomless despair. I don’t buy that.