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The Institute of Public Affairs examines climate change and environmental policy from an evidence based perspective. The IPA also prioritizes making rational assessments of the economics and practicalities of carbon dioxide reduction proposals. Knee-jerk government policies in response to activist campaigning can have far-reaching economic implications while achieving no environmental benefit.

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Beware of wolves wrapped in climate change

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th April, 2014

In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio's mentor says, "Nobody knows if the stocks will go up, down, sideways" and explains that the...

Game finally up for carboncrats

Climate Change | Tom Switzer
The Sydney Morning Herald 14th January, 2014

It was promoted as the voyage to study the melting of ice sheets in the South Pole as well as to retrace Douglas Mawson's perilous expedition a...

Notes from abroad

Climate Change | Tim Wilson
The Spectator 30th November, 2013

When someone ten years your junior asks you to drop your pants you know it's going to be an interesting evening. Saturday started normally. My...

Climate talks mired again in rhetoric

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Tim Wilson
The Australian 23rd November, 2013

The direction of UN climate change talks is repeating the mistakes of the failed 2009 Copenhagen conference, with serious implications for Labor if...

Australia steps off road to a climate dead end

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Tim Wilson
Australian Financial Review 19th November, 2013

After six years of negotiating for Europe's best interests, the Abbott government has sensibly aligned Australia's position in international...

Terminate the renewable scheme now

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
The Australian 14th November, 2013

The sun is setting on the carbon tax. At its current rate, $24 per tonne of CO2, the tax increases the wholesale electricity price by 55 per cent...

Publications

Poll: Aussies won't pay for climate schemes

MEDIA RELEASE | Alan Moran

A new poll conducted for the Institute of Public Affairs by Galaxy Research shows an increasing number of Australians are unwilling to pay to fight global warming. The poll also shows a stable attitude towards the science of climate change. 1,059...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

Competition in Climate Science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

The classical liberal, like the ordinary Australian, has a general aversion to revolutionary change. This is justified in the spheres of politics and economics. When it comes to science, however, history shows that it is principally through...