Craig Holmes

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'Many parts of Earth could become uninhabitable': Study's grim warning

The planet is at risk of entering an irreversible "hothouse" climate, according to an international study involving ANU scientists.

Climate Change

Why Leyonhjelm must offend and cannot apologise

Leyonhjelm does not misstep into offensiveness. He has made offensiveness a virtue. And he has done this for ideological reasons. “Offence is taken, …

It's been 30 years since the first alarm on global warming was sounded

With "99 per cent confidence", the 0.4 degree spike in temperatures over the preceding three decades could be ascribed to increased levels of …

I like horses, but I like native animals more

If we are spending nearly half a million dollars a year on protecting bird species in the area, but then allow their environment to be trashed, it’s …

Antarctic ice loss triples in decade sparking fears of serious trouble

The study is the product of a large group of Antarctic experts who collectively reviewed 24 recent measurements of Antarctic ice loss, reconciling …

'Straws suck': How Australian restaurants are switching off plastic

• My week without plastic in the kitchen<p>Poor Alexander Parkes. When the British inventor created the world's first plastic in 1855, he probably didn't …

How we could revive faith in democracy

Implicit in this is the belief that government intervention in markets is always suspect and should be reduced to a minimum, just as taxation is an …

Small bars and cafes making the most of Melbourne CBD's intimate spaces

Anyone establishing a small business or creative space in Melbourne probably needs deep pockets, and a well of patience to find a location that's …

How we arrived at budgets we can't trust

The truth about this budget is that a government that’s had surprisingly little success in reducing the budget deficit and halting the growth in its …

Is what's in your shopping basket messing with your gut health?

Is it a coincidence that as the number of overprocessed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has …

Cheating at cricket just one of the unthinkable things Aussies do now

Last week a government led by Mr Harbourside Mansion dished out another round of punishment to fellow Australians whose crime was to be unemployed or …

Cry me a river: Mismanagement and corruption have left the Darling dry

There must be millions of pages of reports written on the Murray-Darling Basin, mostly by people sitting in desks in capital cities.<p>Have they ever …

The lie that is sucking the life out of Sydney

We have a Prime Minister so desiccated by his own hypocrisy that, despite having once crossed the floor for climate change (and doesn’t that seem …

How to find a 'safe' investment return of 9pc

So a better question would be, "How can I obtain a reasonably reliable 9 per cent a year over the long-term on my money?" For example, in my own …

Whatever Trump is hiding is hurting all of us now

Up to now, Trump has been flouting the norms of the presidency. Now Trump's behaviour amounts to a refusal to carry out his oath of office - to …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

No one is buying the Minerals Council's coal 'slime'

"High efficiency, low emissions" coal power is not new. America's first such plant, at Avon Lake in Ohio, is so old it closed in 2016 after 67 years …

Racism? What we have is not racism

Which, as Ali Rizvi has written, isn't a counterargument. It's a lazy excuse for one. "I can tell you firsthand that many religious minorities know …

A future without coal-fired power stations is inevitable

When unit 3 at Loy Yang shut down without warning on December 14 taking out 560 megawatts and imperilling the entire system, the new Tesla battery …

This trip altered my understanding of life on earth

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>The coldness you feel during an Antarctic polar plunge …

Leaner or bigger? The best chest exercises to get summer ready

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>Building a bigger chest versus leaning up is as similar …

Testing the many claims of the same-sex marriage campaign

It's a double-edged sword. Muddy the waters enough and they might create enough doubt to scrape a win. But it also means, by their own logic, that a …

Gippsland and the Sapphire Coast – Your Great Family Caravan Holiday

The south east ‘corner’ of Australia is a natural wonderland, stretching from Victoria’s lush Gippsland region up into New South Wales’ spectacular …

The top 10 reasons I'm voting 'no' on same-sex marriage

<b>1.</b> Because the YES campaign secretly loaded a U2 album onto my iPhone and now I'm with Team Bigot.<p><b>2.</b> Because a red-headed Tasmanian tried to headbutt …

AFL, cut the American boosterism

The mood was tense for weeks in the build-up and reached a fidgety, fretful peak in the lead-up to the bounce. A once-mighty team had rediscovered …