Monthly Archives: September 2013

How we trash our oceans

Plastic, the ubiquitous product of fossil carbon, has penetrated to the remotest parts of the world’s oceans. We now have a huge, toxic mess on our hands. [24 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] The impact of humanity on Planet Earth … Continue reading

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Divestment: the new weapon in the carbon war

Money is a great motivator. Divestment from fossil fuel industries may yet prove to be a game-changer. [17 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] It’s true: money makes the world go round. It puts the food on the table. It’s our … Continue reading

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As Tony’s new age dawns, an entirely different one looms

Disdainful of ominous greenhouse warming signs, Tony Abbott’s climate “policy” amounts to little more than ending the carbon tax. [10 September 2013 | Peter Boyer] Near the Yukon River delta on Alaska’s west coast, the village of Newtok is vanishing. … Continue reading

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