Monthly Archives: February 2015

Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s energy strategy tackles the shock of the new

The current iteration of Tasmania’s energy strategy has discerned new forces at work; now it must work out how to deal with them. [17 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] The first thing to be said about the Tasmanian government’s five-year … Continue reading

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Technology is leaving Tony Abbott behind

The Liberal spill has only amplified the ignorance and uncertainty that characterises our national leadership. [10 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] As a chastened, wounded Tony Abbott prepares for an uncertain future, spare a thought for the climate. Malcolm Turnbull’s … Continue reading

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