Monthly Archives: June 2016

Australia faces its own Brexit experience

The coming election will reflect a lot of the same frustrations that drove the Brexit vote. The Paris climate summit last year was a ray of sunshine for global climate policy, getting nations to commit to tightening targets and an … Continue reading

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The ghost rats of Bramble Cay

Climate change has sealed the fate of a unique Barrier Reef rodent. Life in the wild is a rough, tough affair, a battle against the elements and each other. Nature leaves no room for sentiment. The same is true for … Continue reading

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Orlando shows why reform is so hard

The trouble with terrorism is that it’s an excuse for not doing the hard stuff. The president said so, the presidential candidates said so, the FBI said so. It must be true. Orlando was an act of terror, a political … Continue reading

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