Richie Merzian is the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at The Australia Institute.
With Australia embarrassing itself on the global stage when it comes to setting actual reduction targets that might actually do something, this was a great chance to check in with where the climate debate is at. Richie lays out just how lacking our commitments are, what they should be and what other countries are doing, as well giving me the rundown on electric vehicles, carbon accounting tricks, just transition models, fossil fuel subsidies and the (relatively straightforward) path to addressing this existential crisis.
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This was a great article on my friend Naser Moradi, a brilliant artist who has been in Australian immigration detention for more than six years
Hot Mess - Richie's summary of Morrison's performance at Biden's climate summit
The US is charging ahead on climate action, so where the bloody hell is Australia? by Richie Merzian
ARTICLE: Labor backs coal beyond 2050
RESEARCH: Australian fossil fuel subsidies hit $10.3 billion in 2020/21
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