Graham Readfearn, The Guardian

Graham Readfearn

The Guardian

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Past articles by Graham:

Queensland identifies ‘renewable energy zones’ as part of $62bn ‘super grid’ plan

Exclusive: Plans for transition to renewables include establishing local consultation groups and expert panels across 12 state-wide zones → Read More

El Niño: what does it mean for Australia – and are more heatwaves and bushfires inevitable?

The UN has declared the world to be in the grip of an El Niño weather pattern but Australian scientists are not so sure. Why the uncertainty? → Read More

Ocean temperatures around Australia the hottest for any June as UN declares an El Niño

World Meteorological Organization says El Niño is in place, which for Australia increases risk of drought, heatwaves, bushfires and coral bleaching → Read More

‘Seismic shift’: Younger Australians reject idea humans have right to use nature for own benefit, survey shows

Poll also reveals increasing cynicism over environmental claims made by companies → Read More

Woodside has huge plans to drill for oil and gas – and to meet its climate targets. How does it do it?

Fossil fuel company ‘aims to thrive through the energy transition by building a low-cost, lower-carbon, profitable, resilient and diversified portfolio’ → Read More

Hopes rewilding critically endangered brush-tailed bettongs will help them bounce back

Dozens of the ‘eco system engineers’ have been caught in Western Australia and flown to their new home → Read More

Australia needs to reduce emissions to net zero by 2038 to do ‘fair share’ to contain global heating, analysis shows

Exclusive: Researchers say government’s climate schedule needs to be brought forward by a decade to keep heating to 1.5C → Read More

Skiers hope cold fronts will bring snow after ‘tough start’ to Australian season

‘Lacklustre’ cover has meant a slow start to the alpine ski season but there is snow on the way, according to forecasts → Read More

Tony Abbott and John Howard join Jordan Peterson-led group looking at ‘meaning of life’

Alliance for Responsible Citizenship includes prominent Brexit voices and Bjørn Lomborg, who has questioned the urgency of the climate crisis → Read More

Smoke in the air as Australia’s fire crews prepare for the return of El Niño

Climate change has lengthened fire seasons and limited chances for hazard reduction burns, leaving authorities racing the clock before risky weather hits → Read More

Do the fossil fuel industry’s claims of Australia’s gas-fired future stack up?

Appea’s assertion that gas is indispensable is ludicrous when it’s renewables that are replacing coal → Read More

Unesco praises Albanese government for efforts to protect Great Barrier Reef

Commitments to improve water quality and reduce stress from commercial fishing could mean the reef avoids going on world heritage danger list → Read More

Bureau of Meteorology puts Australia on ‘El Niño alert’

Update warns there is a 70% chance of the climate system developing before the end of this year, raising the risk of heatwaves and bushfires → Read More

Albanese government urged to push international banks to stop funding fossil fuel development

Exclusive: Report claims Australia’s shareholdings in development banks has made it responsible for investing $828m in fossil fuel projects over five years → Read More

Australian volcano near Antarctica captured on satellite spewing lava

Lava flow from Big Ben on Heard Island about 4,100km south-west of Perth part of eruption first noted more than a decade ago → Read More

Australia news live: Lidia Thorpe considering abstaining on Senate vote on Indigenous voice referendum

Senator Lidia Thorpe to lodge human rights complaint against Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe is lodging a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission over what she claimed was racist treatment while she was a member of the Greens. Asked if she was lodging a complaint, Thorpe said “I am” but refused to comment further on advice from her lawyers. “There is enough grounds for a case, and I’ll… → Read More

Toondah Harbour: should a wetland home to endangered birds become $1.3bn worth of shops, high-rises and a marina?

A Queensland controversy has been building for eight years and will soon be in the hands of Tanya Plibersek → Read More

Australia’s ‘first carbon-neutral telco’: do Telstra’s environmental claims about Belong stack up?

Carbon neutrality of low-cost telco Belong relies almost solely on buying overseas offsets, and how an Institute of Public Affairs fellow misread the Great Barrier Reef → Read More

‘Don’t F&*! The Planet’: Atlassian issues net zero guide for companies cutting climate impact

Tech firm founded by Australians Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar says net zero must be achieved by cutting emissions by 90% and only offsetting the remainder → Read More

How the Australian gas industry’s audacious net zero claims stack up – explainer

Peter Dutton recently told fossil fuel executives ‘the road to net zero emissions … is one we can only travel with gas’ → Read More