Monthly Archives: July 2017

The huge and endless cost of rising seas

Protecting coastal infrastructures is just the beginning of our battle to survive the rising tide. Rising out of a coastal swamp, medieval Venice became a maritime power with a global reach. Now, that glorious relic of empire is being reclaimed by … Continue reading

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Doubt merchants and their self-inflicted blindness

The people obstructing our already difficult path to a low-carbon future Want to know why power bills are so high? Look no further than South Australia’s battery project and other “make-believe solutions to a make-believe crisis”. That was Andrew Bolt’s advice … Continue reading

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The Trump-Pruitt war on science and the environment

The Trump administration’s anti-science campaign is a threat to us all. We love America and we hate America, which is another way of saying we can’t ignore it. For better or worse, the United States determines much of what happens … Continue reading

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