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Did global warming send Lehman Brothers broke


NOVEMBER 2008: There's much debate about the causes of the global economic crisis. According to the popular media some of the chief suspects include ‘greed', ‘obscene executive salaries', and ‘predatory lenders'. But maybe the...

Shooting down the enemies of progress


Tony Gilland reviews An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming by Nigel Lawson (Overlook, 2008, 144 pages) & The Enemies of Progress: The Dangers of Sustainabilityby Austin Williams (Imprint, 2008, 156 pages) An Appeal to Reason:...

Federal government ads misleading on climate insurance cost

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

In order to prepare the nation for the introduction of the ETS, the federal government has begun a large advertising campaign to argue that, without action, climate change will have a significant economic impact. In particular one of their most...

Climate change is not our #1 problem

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John-Paul Fenwick

It is easy to forget that climate change is not the only issue facing the world today. In ignoring other problems we run the risk of introducing inefficient solutions that make other problems worse. A good example is the promotion of biofuels...

Emissions Trading: Towards the biggest economic change in Australian history

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg and Alan Moran

‘Placing a limit and a price on emissions will change the things we produce, the way we produce them, and the things we buy', states the Federal Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper, which compares the economic impact...

So now you have bought an emissions trading scheme


What is it? The emissions trading scheme, or ‘Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme', is a ‘cap and trade' system. This requires firms to obtain a government ‘permit' if they emit greenhouse gases. The government caps the level of...

Would you swap climate change for acid rain?


‘Climate change is happening so quickly that mankind may need to pump sulfur into the atmosphere to survive', argued Tim Flannery, 2007 Australian of the Year, in May. Flannery has suggested the sulfur be dispersed by jet fuel as a last...

New satellite data casts doubts on global warming models

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

New NASA data from their Aqua Satellite throws doubt on the validity of climate change models currently being used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. For the first time scientists have found a strong negative cloud...

A disappointing cool down

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

Jennifer Marohasy reviews Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming.

Cyclones, rainfalls and temperature: Does Australia have a climate crisis?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

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