Monthly Archives: October 2013

Climate change: the wildfire issue that won’t go away

Tony Abbott’s denial of a link between wildfires and climate change undermines preparation for future fire emergencies. [29 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Tony Abbott has done a fair bit around bushfires. As a volunteer on a rural fire brigade … Continue reading

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Measuring carbon’s impact in our ocean

A new Antarctic experiment seeks answers to one of the biggest questions about our planet: how will acidifying ocean waters affect marine life? [22 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Mutual dependence is a common thread running through the story of … Continue reading

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The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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