As Tony Abbott arrives in the US for his first face-to-face meeting with Barack Obama, his failure to learn from the past on climate change could cause yet another diplomatic bungle, warns Christian Downie.
In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, US President Barack Obama put the emphasis on health. Now it's time for Australia to do the same, write Melissa Haswell and Haydn Washington.
Some level of scepticism is a good thing. But thinking that all scientists and engineers are wrong until proven otherwise is no way to promote a rational discussion about climate change, argues Fiona Johnson.