Mercury rising

Back on Earth, Australia found itself again beset by natural disasters. The east coast flooded repeatedly, and the Morrison government was criticised for a slow disaster response and for downplaying the effects of climate change. International reports showed the best-case climate scenarios were quickly moving out of global reach, and the local State of the Environment report painted a grim picture for our wildlife.  

At the ballot box, climate was front of mind for many voters, who threw moderate Liberals – and the occasional Labor member – out of the airlock in favour of Greens and climate-focused independents. The new Labor government passed a 43 per cent reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2030, though the Greens and several ‘teal independents’ pushed for a far higher number.  

A Glimpse

Matt Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Stories of the Flood

First Dog on the Moon, The Guardian Australia,

I Don't hold A Bucket, Mate

Nordacious, self-published,

Underwater Matters

Fiona Katauskas, Eureka Street,

Waiting for ScoMo

Mark David, Independent Australia,

Sussan Ley Says 'Yeah Nah' to the Environment

John Shakespeare, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Say Goodbye

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,

Busy Times

Pat Hudson, self-published,

Climate Control

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

The Great Australian Hero

Fiona Katauskas, The Echidna,