Monthly Archives: June 2015

Strong emissions targets are the real leadership test

The government looks the goods on terrorism, but climate change presents a much bigger challenge. [30 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] When federal parliament voted last week to cut by 20 per cent the amount of clean energy it aims … Continue reading

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Francis recasts the debate about climate change

The papal encyclical on Earth’s ecological crisis will shift the political landscape on climate change [23 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Pope Francis has spoken, and he says this: Life on earth is in danger as a result of human … Continue reading

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The surprising achievements of Elon Musk

A US entrepreneur is revealing one of the many positive sides of curbing emissions [16 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] The splash of light that Dark Mofo brings to Hobart tells us a lot about ourselves. As much as we … Continue reading

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