Category: <span>Politics</span>

What Australian States Can Learn From Trump Dismantling Climate Change Policy

What Australian States Can Learn From Trump Dismantling Climate Change Policy

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Sarah Graham, Honorary Associate, University of Sydney The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement was greeted with dismay around the world. Less well known, but probably just as damaging to emissions reductions, was freezing standards for carbon dioxide emissions from cars in July. The erosion of...

What the Heck is Happening in America?!: The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Part 1

What the Heck is Happening in America?!: The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Part 1

Remember the Clean Power Plan (CPP)? The EPA first proposed it under President Obama in 2014, with a final draft released in 2016. It was an instrumental bargaining chip to show the U.S. was serious about climate change during the Paris Climate Conference. Good times. Soon after taking office; however, President Trump issued the Energy...

Donald Trump Quits Paris; Elon Musk Quits Trump

Donald Trump Quits Paris; Elon Musk Quits Trump

Immediately after President Donald Trump’s announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on June 1st, Elon Musk, environmental sustainability champion, tweeted: “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.” Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done...

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Fight Against Climate Change

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Fight Against Climate Change

“The 12-day talks started with a bang,”1 the United Nations Climate Conference 2016 (otherwise known as COP22 or Conference of Parties 22) reported in a press release on 07 November. There was much to celebrate — a hundred countries have already ratified the Paris Agreement. A day after such a positive announcement, earth-shaking news came from...

Donald Trump is President: How a Divided America Can Begin to Heal

Donald Trump is President: How a Divided America Can Begin to Heal

An uneasy feeling washed over me as I tuned into CNN’s live election broadcast. Donald Trump was winning. Hillary Clinton was losing. And even though the count was still in progress the news commentators were already concluding that the brash, tough-talking property developer would win. What is happening? I wondered. How could this be happening? Is this...