Climate Change

Unprecedented Panic Over Bushfire Impact

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The word ‘unprecedented’ is often applied to des­tructive climate-related events, as though they could not have been predicted, and have never happened before. Last summer’s bushfires were no different. But were they really unprecedented? This narrative creates anxiety because it follows that there really is a climate emergency and that we have pushed nature out […]

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Penguins, Rowan Dean and Selling Books

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Saturday night, I was eating chocolates at Catherine’s (remember my friend who tutors kids in maths), when Rowan phoned. Not any Rowan. The Rowan Dean from Sky Television. He was working late. We had just been talking about him at dinner, because I was meant to be on his Sky TV ‘Outsiders’ program the next morning, […]

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Clowns on the Ribbon’s Edge

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The Great Barrier Reef – Still Colourful Corals and Curious Fish What is the true state of the Great Barrier Reef? If you asked most Australians, they’d say the Great Barrier Reef is at risk of imminent collapse from climate change. It was for questioning this claim, and the quality of science behind it, that […]

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Power for the People

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This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Tristan Prasser. Filmmaking activist Michael Moore’s most recent documentary, Planet of the Humans, was released earlier this year to a storm of controversy and criticism. The film, directed by Jeff Gibbs and executive produced by Moore, takes aim at the green energy industry—predominately […]