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).
While Elon Musk tries to upend the automotive sector, an even bigger industry - construction - is on the brink of a modern disruption, with early signs showing that the 'factory made home' era will be good for the environment.
Lomborg presents himself as the champion of cost-benefit analysis but he's just a champion of false choices. Lomborg's efforts to present action on climate change as coming at the expense of fighting malaria and an array of other serious ills is about getting himself publicity not solving the world's problems.
Addressing small biases in satellite observations of sea levels, we have found the seas really have risen faster since 1993, that they likely accelerated again in the past decade, and the IPCC looks right in predicting a 98cm lift by 2100.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt's great soil hope is fatally undermined by a 'one-size fits all' approach that muddies abatement estimates in the service of cheap compliance and contract lengths of only 25 short years. Someone should tell him before Paris.
Not just isolated locally, 400ppm is now officially part of the global record with concentrations likely to remain above that mark until blooming plants in the northern hemisphere start to suck CO2 out of the air this month.