Monthly Archives: November 2016

Getting ready for rising waters

Whatever else can be said about the Liberal-National government’s climate policies, they got this one right Amid all the uncertainty about our climate future, here’s an absolute certainty: in coming decades our coasts will come under increasing attack from the … Continue reading

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Marrakech and the moving feast of climate politics

Could a Donald Trump presidency kill off effective global climate action? Politics is a game played around reality, which is to say it’s not about reality at all, but about what we’d like it to be. The UN climate meeting at … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with President Trump

Donald Trump has much to learn about a lot of things, including climate change. But he will learn nothing from Myron Ebell. Every four years, till we’re sick of hearing it, US presidential candidates tell their electors and the world what … Continue reading

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