Monthly Archives: November 2014

A challenge to the PM to lift his game

Effective climate action in Australia is looking farther away than ever, but it’s not an impossible task. [25 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] In early July 1971, Labor opposition leader Gough Whitlam stirred a hornets nest when he shook hands … Continue reading

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For those who labour, some cheering news

The US-China climate pact is shaping as a game-changer in the battle against global warming. [18 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] When things need doing and authorities are nowhere to be seen, people have a way of filling the gaps. … Continue reading

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The high price of today’s inaction

What we do now and over the next decade to lessen our impact on the planet will determine our future. Doing nothing is not an option, says the IPCC. [11 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] A sprightly octogenarian scholar and … Continue reading

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