Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rising emissions and a leader in denial

With the world’s carbon emissions rising at an increasing rate, Tony Abbott chose to stay away from a UN leaders’ summit on climate. [30 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] A slew of reports this month on our response to climate … Continue reading

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Memo Paul Harriss: Life is more than black and white

Paul Harriss’s zealous campaign against the forest conservationists is undermining his own government’s authority [23 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] The noise of discord around the world is more deafening by the day, which tells us more about information flows … Continue reading

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Reminding our leaders what’s important

Our leaders refuse to give carbon emissions the priority they deserve. It seems the rest of us must remind them of their responsibilities. [16 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] Next Sunday I’m making yet another visit to MONA, Hobart’s wonderful … Continue reading

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