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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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Homogenised temperatures, and planning for bushfires

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 1st September, 2016

How hot was it at Rutherglen on Black Friday? Black Friday was that tragic day - 13 January 1939 - when a firestorm swept across Victoria...

Brian Cox confused on more than global temperatures

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 18th August, 2016

Celebrity physicist Brian Cox misled the ABC TV Q&A audience on at least 3 points-of-fact on Monday night. This is typical of the direction...

Comprehensive reef protection plan could begin with Science Ombudsman

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 14th June, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced a $1 billion plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef. He describes the plan as the "largest ever"...

Pause in global temperatures ended but carbon dioxide not the cause

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
On Line Opinion 21st March, 2016

There are different methods for measuring global temperatures. The satellite record as compiled by meteorologists from the University of Alabama,...

Ideology adds heat to the debate on climate change

Climate Change | Jennifer Marohasy
The Australian 29th September, 2015

For the true believer, it is too awful to even consider that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology could be exaggerating global warming by adjusting...

Walking into a climate of conformity

Climate Change | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 1st May, 2015

In 1987, the American historian and philosopher Allan Bloom wrote a best-selling book, The Closing of the American Mind. It was about the...


IPA recognised in prestigious international award for work against carbon tax

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The Institute of Public Affairs' work to defeat the carbon tax in Australia has been recognised as one of six finalists in the prestigious international Templeton Freedom Award in Washington D.C. last night. The Templeton Freedom Award, which...

A review of the scientific evidence underlying the imposition of a carbon tax or ETS in Australia


On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government's comprehensive carbon tax was levied on those businesses that produce more than 25 Mt annually of greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence justifying the need for such a tax is examined using...

Submission on Australia's Post-2020 Emissions Reduction Target


For the last twenty years atmospheric methane concentrations have been subject to natural variability that is a consequence of El Nino events. Thus there is no reason to regulate methane emissions when changes in atmospheric methane...