Monthly Archives: September 2015

Danger signs from a warming ocean

Jokes aside, our oceans are changing dramatically and permanently. [15 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] As immigration minister Peter Dutton observed last week, for all the wrong reasons, time matters little when water is lapping at your door. It was … Continue reading

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Is government irrelevant to climate success?

The “safeguard mechanism” is based on the belief that emissions targets can be reached with minimal government input. [8 September 2015 | Peter Boyer] The biggest test of the federal government’s climate policy was always going to be its “safeguard mechanism”, … Continue reading

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