Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wanted: A political leader with a vision for a sustainable future

28 August 2013 | Helen Camakaris* This article first appeared in The Conversation on 28 August 2013. A sustainable future remains within our grasp but – thanks to the way human brains work – only governments can implement many of … Continue reading

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Climate reality and political fantasies

Australia’s natural environment is pretty special, but it’s no magic pudding. [26 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] You probably know Albert, the magic pudding that never gets smaller no matter how many slices are cut from it. Nearly 100 years … Continue reading

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Liberals lift the lid on carbon emissions

The ascension of Tony Abbott will make it harder to contain our emissions. [20 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] Barring some sort of accident, in 18 days Tony Abbott will become prime minister-elect, an event that will bring a seismic … Continue reading

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