Monthly Archives: January 2013

The battle for enlightened, science-based policy

With Abbott and Hodgman out of contention, who is going to stand up for effective climate policy? [29 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] During a brief UK visit just before Christmas, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was asked about a ticklish … Continue reading

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Politics, not science, is driving climate debate

The science behind climate change is increasingly clear. What is preventing action is governments’ losing war with powerful private interests. [22 January 2013 | Peter Boyer] Hobart was the global epicentre of the climate debate last week. Luminaries of climate … Continue reading

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Fire weather sounds an alarm

We keep on getting reminders of the growing threat from climate change, but some people just don’t want to know about it. [15 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] Survival in the face of great danger and adversity is the story … Continue reading

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