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PolitiFact or Politi-fiction?

Guest essay by Andy May This is a critique of the coverage of the man-made climate change debate by Politifact.com. It’s an update of a post I wrote last year. Journalism has not improved in the last 19 months and may actually be worse. Because Politifact is often characterized as an unbiased and credible source…

Turnbull (centre) with deputy leader Julie Bishop (right) and Helen Coonan (left) in July 2009.

Battered Aussie Conservatives Try to Woo Back Climate Skeptics

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian is worried that the centre right Australian Coalition government, which won the recent national election by the narrowest of margins, has signalled a climbdown from previous climate committments by appointing a climate skeptic as environment resources minister. Matthew Canavan says there is ‘uncertainty’ around impact of climate change…

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Climate Tensions Still Running Hot within the Democrat Party

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Christian Science Monitor has written about a fascinating climate split in the Democrat Party, between “cynical” politicians and “young hawks” who see climate as an existential issue. The Democrats’ climate change conundrum A large majority of Democrats are concerned about climate change. But they’re split over how radical the remedies…