Climate change has been very much the heart of Australian politics at the federal level for the past few months. It is the source of intense debate between the Labour government and the Coalition opposition. Within the Liberal Party itself, the proposed cap and trade arrangement has divided the party. Tony Abbott successfully replaced Malcolm […]

Before I begin, I must admit that there is much reading for me to do to understand the current debate on carbon emissions trading in Australia. I have not been following Australian affairs as closely as I should; I am still stuck with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and to a lesser […]

One of the main themes of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly is climate change but it is clear that the issue is receiving token attention and nothing more. The real debate on climate change is occurring outside of the four walls of the United Nations and it revolves around the effectiveness of two economic […]