Tag: climate change

Re-Worlding—with a Pluriversal New Deal

The Eurocentric fantasy of mastering nature has always been a problematic ontology.

Reimagining Regional Relationships

A post-COVID, post-neoliberal ordering of these relationships needs a new shared imagination Melbourne’s second lockdown and the enforced separation of the city’s residents from those of regional Victoria and the rest of the world has proven a sobering time in which to reflect upon a complex relationship. Across Melbourne, lockdown has delivered a collective jolt to the senses, a striking realisation of how deeply integral mobility is, in its myriad forms, to our taken-for-granted sense…

Fracking on Trial in the Northern Territory

As carbon dioxide in our atmosphere pushes 410 parts per million, fuelling a dangerous climate emergency, the world simply cannot afford to let the Northern Territory become the fossil-fuel industry’s next fracking frontier.

A continent that burns. And a world that’s getting hotter. Welcome to the Pyrocene.

The world has heated as a result of human activity and now all fire events occur in a warmer environment. This is well documented. We have known it for years.

We need to use less fossil gas rather than increase supply: demand-side answers for gas regulators

The southern states do not need more fossil gas. Energy needs can be met with existing resources, if smart demand-side tools are employed. Corporations should not be allowed to build new infrastructure to explore, process, store and transport fossil gas. More exploration onshore or offshore is not necessary.

Why it would be wrong to ignore a carbon price

The only way that environmental issues, especially climate change, can be taken into account in all decisions is through carbon pricing. It is the silent weapon of the environment in all decisions affecting it.

Logging Old Growth Forests as the World Burns

…we need to manage forests to allow them to be restored—to eventually see the creation of new old growth—not subject them to continued unsustainable logging regimes. Young, regrowth forests are more fire prone. Older forests tend to be more fire resistant...

There’s No Time Left Not To Do Everything

…continuing a supplicant politics, where we beg or demand of governments that they act, is both destined to fail and underplaying our hand.

Fossil Gas Is Explosive, Leaky and Increasingly Dirty

Gas-industry players are actively working in every possible way to secure their own commercial advantage as well as the industry’s future.

Will the Fires Change Everything?

We are passing into an elemental moment, but do we have the language for grasping this?

Anthropocene Time

We humans have always understood ourselves as creatures in time—carriers of meaning from the past, and imaginers of futures pieced together, as a palimpsest, from memories, legacies and echoes.

Green Pathways to a People’s Future

‘Fire’ may be an appropriate way to think and talk about the climate-change emergency, not just because we are literally dealing with a burning world but also because it does not bring with it the concerns associated with ‘rule by emergency’.