Monthly Archives: April 2013

O’Connor’s blueprint for avoiding the unmanageable

The Giddings government’s attempts at climate policy have so far been notable only for their failings. The latest “issues paper” is some reason for optimism. [30 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] When climate first appeared on the Tasmanian policy agenda … Continue reading

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The false promise of fossil-fuelled prosperity

Our contradictory climate-energy policies will hurt us in the end. [23 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Every week seems to bring a new setback to the global effort to curb carbon emissions. As if we didn’t have enough challenges, now … Continue reading

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Keeping tabs on the encroaching sea

Several lifetimes of high-level expertise and some diligent volunteer work are helping Tasmania get a handle on future sea-level rise. [16 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Insurance companies are really starting to feel the heat in the wake of last … Continue reading

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