Monthly Archives: December 2012

A clarion call for climate action in US Senate

In this YouTube video, recorded on 5 December 2012, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island) speaks at length in the US Senate on the campaign of doubt run by deniers of human-induced global warming and the increasingly urgent need for … Continue reading

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The multiple faces of climate denial

The most crucial battlefront in the effort to cut carbon emissions is in the boardrooms of Australia. [18 December 2012 | Peter Boyer] Denial comes in many forms. Faced with unimpeachable evidence that something’s the case, there are any number … Continue reading

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Ironing out the bumps: a lesson in futility

Do you think we in Tasmania are far removed from the impact of climate change? Think again! This is a story about human frailty, about Tasmania’s political failure to prioritise what is really important and — in the face of collective … Continue reading

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