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A new study reveals that scientists employed by fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil between 1977–2003 correctly predicted the rate of temperature rises as a result of carbon emissions, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Grassroots movements have gotten us to the point where governments can no longer deny climate change is happening. Pip Hinman argues that those movements have to grow to avoid being sucked into false solutions.

The idea of trusting the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund with “innovative approaches” to assist developing countries dealing with the effects of climate change is a recipe for disaster, writes Chris Lang.

The newly formed community Walyalup Climate Action drew around 300 people to its inaugural event — “Real climate action means no new fossil fuels”. Janet Parker reports.

War on Ukraine and gas

Across Europe, protests have been growing over rising gas prices. Politicians have sought to blame Putin’s war or sanctions. How should ecosocialists approach the interrelated issues of climate, war, gas prices and international solidarity? Christian Zeller responds.

Ukraine

Ukrainian agricultural expert Mykhailo Amosov talks about the devastating impact of Russia's invasion on Ukraine’s agricultural sector, and the link between the war and the fight against climate change.

While the energy sector remains in private hands, it will resist any transition away from fossil fuels. Greens MLC Abigail Boyd discusses the urgent need to take it back into public hands.

Claims that Labor’s 43% climate emissions bill will bring “an end to the climate wars” are wrong: it will make it harder to ensure a safe climate with a just transition for workers, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan's “net zero is dead” campaign should hardly come as a surprise, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Along with eight other Lismore flood survivors, Dee dumped a pile of destroyed possessions on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s doorstep at Kirribilli House.

Climate activists protested amid the rainstorm outside a business summit at the Hyatt Regency to demand funding for climate solutions. Kerry Smith reports.

The catastrophic floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland seems to have taken some MPs by surprise. But, as Alex Bainbridge reports, the IPCC has warned that climate change will increase the likelihood of such catastrophic events.

Environmentalists have slammed the NSW government’s decision to approve the gas turbine power station at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley. Jim McIlroy reports.

School students protested outside National Australia Bank headquarters calling on it to stop funding fossil fuels. Coral Wynter reports.

Protesters took their cricket game to the foyer of the State Bank of India to demand it rule out loaning Adani almost $1 billion. Coral Wynter reports.

COP26 made it pretty clear that Australia is ruled by, and on behalf of, sociopaths who are confident they will get a place on the escape space shuttle out of here when things turn to shit, argues Sam Wainwright.

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