Monthly Archives: August 2013

Local government weighs climate risks

There’s no place like home. That’s why local government is a key to a successful climate strategy. [13 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] An unfortunate casualty of Kevin Rudd’s decision to go to an election on 7 September was a … Continue reading

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Islands we’d prefer to forget

Many oceanic islands are likely to become uninhabitable in the course of this century. How we respond to islanders’ plight will be an acid test of our national moral compass. [6 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] Imagine this. You live … Continue reading

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