Monthly Archives: January 2014

The old family shack and the sea

The changing face of seaside living has made coastal land management a trickier proposition and the need for solutions more urgent than ever. [28 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] With the dinghy pulled up on the beach a stone’s throw … Continue reading

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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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The disorderly story of Antarctic sea ice

An icy North America and a ship’s besetment in Antarctic ice offer no comfort on global warming. [14 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] The two biggest seasonal events on Earth are winter snow on northern lands and ice cover on … Continue reading

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