Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
Tony Abbott's business adviser Maurice Newman believes we must beef up our military to prepare for war driven not by global warming but global cooling. Could he just be a genius who, in addition to being an investment banker, is rather handy at atmospheric science?
While his global compatriots look to the future Ian Chubb is stuck with the thankless task of trying to convince the government that studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics is a good idea.
We've heard this week that climate change is still the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef, which faces a devastating loss of corals. But the health update was probably a generous portrait of the situation.
Top Australian scientists - including Gustav Nossal and Peter Doherty - have joined with medical authorities to pen an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to put climate change on the G20 agenda on health grounds.