Building enough solar and wind power to meet Labor's new target would cost the country 80 to 100 billion dollars.
At present, China is home to the world’s largest dustbowl and 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities.
Prominent scientists cite dramatically different numbers when estimating the rate at which species are going extinct.
Just for fun I used my ‘favourite search engine’ and got the following results for the numbers of hits coming from the phrase ‘crisis in Australian …’
Stopping Adani would abate no net carbon dioxide emissions. Stopping Adani may, however, raise the price of electricity for poor Indians.
Should we, as educated Australians, tolerate, or refuse to think clearly about the massive global problems the use of uranium has caused?
James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist, wrote in 2011: 'Suggesting that renewables will let us phase out rapidly fossil fuels is almost the equivalent of believing in the Easter bunny.'
The Abbott Government has cause a mild stir within the passionate alternative energy community by asking the Clean Energy Finance Corporation not to put any more money into wind-power.
In March this year, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane called on landowners across Australia to nominate their land to host a radioactive waste management facility.
When the 'environmentalists' first pushed for the development of renewable energy, mainly in the form of wind farms, no one considered what the farms could do.
The Abbott government is short listing sites in SA for a National Nuclear Store as Premier Weatherill’s Nuclear Royal Commission investigates High Level International Nuclear Waste Storage in Outback SA.
One problem that has dogged the debate on carbon emissions from the beginning has been trying to construct a cost-benefit result that justifies the trouble of major cuts to emissions.