Tag: climate change

  • Why you should join the Climate Strike on March 25

    Why you should join the Climate Strike on March 25

    By Anna Ho and Gina Elias ‘The water is rising, no more compromising!’  Lismore was ready with chants like this when Scott Morrison appeared at a press conference on March 9.  The Prime Minister was ready as well. His car was escorted to the council building’s back entrance, lest he grab a protester’s hand and […]

  • Green Thoughts #3: Politics and Coal Dust: Why There Hasn’t Been Action On Climate Change

    Green Thoughts #3: Politics and Coal Dust: Why There Hasn’t Been Action On Climate Change

    Green Thoughts is a new column by the UNSW Environment Collective. The Environment Collective is a group of students from UNSW who believe in collective action on climate change. Here are some stories written by our members which try and grapple with the systemic issues driving the climate crisis, from colonialism to the last pair of […]

  • Here’s Why Nemo (and the Environment Collective) Protested the UNSW Careers Fair

    Here’s Why Nemo (and the Environment Collective) Protested the UNSW Careers Fair

    By Emma Donaldson and Breana Macpherson-Rice, UNSW Environment Collective Picture this: you’re at yesterday’s UNSW Careers Fair, free stuff in tow, heading back to that stall with the cute employer you may or may not have been slightly flirting with, when you see… could it be? A giant, inflatable Nemo drifting above the stalls? Is […]

  • Group of 8 universities stalling on fossil fuel divestment

    Group of 8 universities stalling on fossil fuel divestment

    It was that classic awkward situation that you always worry will happen when you send an email about someone else: You accidentally send that email to the very person it is about. Only this time, the email, from the CFO of Monash University, cast the Group of Eight Universities, including UNSW, into controversy. The email […]

  • Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: What Happened to Climate Change

    One of the most intriguing things about the current state of politics, both in Australia and worldwide, is the reconfiguring of people’s policy priorities from, say, five years ago. In Australia, as around the world, the last decade was dominated by debates over what leading policymakers have called a “diabolical policy problem” and “the most […]

  • Opinion: Hands Up For A New Economic Paradigm

    The carbon tax is the single most significant economic reform since the labour market reforms of the late eighties. It signals the internalisation of of environmental consequences into corporate accountability, reflecting the public’s acknowledgement that environmental assets must be valued economically in order to ensure that they are both protected and maintained. In the end, […]