Why can’t we tackle Covid and climate heating? Nationalism and stupidity | Nick Cohen

Even if you think humans are nothing more than a selfish, tribal species who care little for anyone beyond our clans and ourselves, the failure to vaccinate the world remains astonishing. It is not only a moral affront that rich nations are leaving millions to die needless deaths but an assault on our own self-interest.The … Read more

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoAircraft investors struggle to assess climate impactValues of older aircraft underminedSome fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorterLONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Jetmakers see strong demand for airliners … Read more

U.N. says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

U.N. says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions

A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its exhaust pipe near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake/ZURICH, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the … Read more

Have climate change warriors fuelled rise of Australia’s COVID-19 anti-vaxxers?

Protesters gather in a park, with one woman holding a red sign reading "Not anti-vax, pro choice, my body my choice"

Not sure if you have noticed, but there is a curious crossover in political ideology right now, as an increasingly vocal number of Australians begin pushing back against COVID-19 vaccinations.As we head towards the pointy end of the vaccination rollout, this could become a burning and highly divisive issue within the community, one which may … Read more