Court tobacco decision may set precedent for cases against fossil fuel companies

Extreme weather events, made more likely by the climate crisis, are costing Canada’s insurance companies heavily. Severe weather cost insurers $1.9 billion in 2018. But that’s not the only reason insurers should worry about global heating. In February 2019, Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) warned insurers that climate liability — the…

Defiant Scott Morrison tells the world Australia is ‘doing our bit’ on climate change

Scott Morrison has used his address to the United Nations to strongly defend the government’s performance on climate change, declaring defiantly Australia was “doing our bit” and “we reject any suggestion to the contrary”. In a speech concentrating on Australia’s response to “the great global environmental challenges” Morrison emphasised dealing with plastic waste. “To protect…