Monthly Archives: January 2015

Davos learns about crossing planetary boundaries

The elite of world business and politics get bad news about the state of the world [27 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] Arriving at Davos, I imagine you’d feel on top of things. Set amid the peaks of the eastern … Continue reading

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Waiting, waiting for a sign from heaven

Are we waiting for a non-negotiable climate change signal? [20 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] With one-seventh of the 21st century already gone (can you believe it?), it’s time to take stock. A warning: readers may find the following depressing. … Continue reading

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Our fossil-fuelled heaven is turning apocalyptic

Somehow we have to find a way of connecting political and business talk about fossil fuels with the physical consequences of burning them [13 January 2015 | Peter Boyer]   A paper published in the renowned science journal Nature last … Continue reading

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