Climate change is not just the responsibility of clueless politcians, it’s ours too. Here are five quick ways you can enable meaningful change.
The on-trend concept of ‘zero waste’ seems meaningful, but it is consumerist to the core – we’re selling each other more in order to use less.
Those supporting the Adani mine have pointed at the jobs it will create. However, the exact figure depends on who you ask.
We might have missed it, but the quiet approval of Western Australia’s new uranium mine should be a topic of serious discussion. There’s more at risk than potential profits.
A part of the generation that will see the effects of climate change, I’m wondering how one can blithely stroll through life knowing that it may soon end.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Cara Barnard (11) shares her concerns of the future, and what she’d say to the Prime Minister of the present.
Today, kids around the world are protesting climate change. They’ve had to endure rising levels of tone-deaf criticism from the so-called adults.
The days of dangerous mine work seems to be a relic of a bygone era. However, new cases of a long-dead disease raises a series of difficult questions.
Only immediate climate action can save the future. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is over the horizon.
The official line is that the Murray-Darling River fish kill was due to drought. That river system should not dry out, even in the most extreme circumstances.
Our government might not believe it is a problem, but the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment clearly illustrates why we need to act now on climate change.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an easy victim for our criticism. However, CO2 has existed for billions of years, and it serves an important function.
In a rather bold move, scientists in the arctic circle are looking to bring back a species that we pushed to extinction.
Our new Energy Minister is the man behind the NEG’s collapse, and a firm denier of climate change. There might be new faces at the top, but the message remains the same.
Cec Poole, an inveterate writer of letters to the Editor, reacts to the latest dire warnings on climate change and ponders what he can do to save the world because politicians don’t seem to be up to it.
Forget Coles’ backflip, the plastics we see as a better alternative might not be much of an improvement.
Coles made a stand and buckled at the knee. With their bag ban now dead, we’re worse actually worse off than before.
As it turns out, a Somali jihadist group has more of a problem with plastic bags than Tony Abbott does. He surely can’t stand for that.
The days of us leaving the combustion engine might seem a ways off, but the clean car push has real drive.
Australia’s increased interest in renewable energy sources may not be due to the public’s interest in saving the environment, but rather in saving themselves.
Given the opportunity to make a meaningful statement about the climate, the BHP board have jumped into bed with the wrong people.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Eloise Viera (9) discusses her entry into the important world of compost, and why it should become the rule, not the exception.