Category Archives: climate change

How our economy is like an out of control AI

By Warwick Smith | 8 September 2019, 12:30pm First published at Independent Australia Humans, individually, can be incredibly brilliant but collectively we’re often puzzlingly stupid. To take a simple, uncontroversial example, we know that forests are critical for our survival. … Continue reading

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The simple approach to carbon

By Warwick Smith First published in The Canberra Times and other Fairfax newspapers. What is fee and dividend carbon pricing? Carbon fee and dividend is a model for pricing climate pollutants where a fee is charged on producers of emissions, … Continue reading

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China’s ETS will boost Turnbull’s chances of shifting Coalition policy – The Drum

OPINION By Warwick Smith Originally published by the ABC at The Drum. Posted Mon at 4:19pm PHOTO: A woman rides her bicycle past a coal power station in Beijing. (David Gray, file photo: Reuters) It would be a mistake to … Continue reading

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Abbott’s love of coal is holding us back on emissions targets – The Drum

Originally published at The Drum (ABC). By Warwick Smith Posted 11 Aug 2015, 4:23pm A larger emissions reduction target would have come at very little additional cost to GDP, but it would have involved the loss of jobs in the … Continue reading

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What will you lose when the carbon bubble bursts?

By Warwick Smith Last week I attended a panel discussion on whether or not the bursting of the carbon bubble would cause the next global financial crisis. The event was organised by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and … Continue reading

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My latest at The Guardian questions the value of pursuing economic growth at all costs

Do we dare to question economic growth? We’ve all been so effectively sold the line that endless growth is essential to maintain and improve our quality of life. This couldn’t be further from the truth By Warwick Smith First published … Continue reading

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Article at The Drum on tax and dividend carbon pricing

Carbon price round two: let’s get it right this time By Warwick Smith Originally published at ABC’s The Drum Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 Photo: A tax and dividend system could quickly result in a price high enough for renewable … Continue reading

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