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Cut fossil fuel use ‘dramatically’ to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

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The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline “sharply” if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new report backed by energy giants Shell and BHP Billiton

April 25, 2017 — Global coal use must be cut by 70% within 25 years, oil use must fall 30% and gas can increase by only 2% out to 2040. The growing global population will instead get its energy from Continue reading Cut fossil fuel use ‘dramatically’ to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens’ new pragmatism

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Richard Di Natale, pictured with Greens senator Larissa Waters this week, says he is not afraid to upset the left. Photograph: Sam Mooy/AAP

The party leader goes into the election with ambitious plans, having shown his willingness to negotiate with the Coalition

May 5, 2016 — Here’s a quote from Margaret Thatcher warning about climate change. In the 1980s.

“For generations, we have assumed that the efforts of mankind would leave the fundamental equilibrium of the world’s systems and atmosphere stable. Continue reading Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens’ new pragmatism