catastrophic global warming

We cannot trust capitalism to do what is necessary to avoid runaway climate change, argues Barry Sheppard.

Simon Butler reviews an important new book that argues gradual reforms can’t resolve the crises humanity faces today.

Five studies, all published in the past six weeks, indicate that global heating is intensifying more rapidly than expected, writes Ian Angus, giving increased urgency to the fight for a safe climate future.

As the urgency of climate action is once again reinforced by a by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, editor Ian Angus loo

"Cool fuel" was the groovy title of the Ed! supplement about natural gas in the April 5 edition of The West Australian that gets distributed to all our schools. To be sure natural gas is "cool" when liquefied. But nowhere among the topics covered, such as "Careers in LNG", "Power to You" and "West is best" is there any mention of natural gas as a significant contributor to catastrophic global warming. Nor does it mention that because of fugitive emissions in the production cycle natural gas is up there with coal as a carbon polluter.
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