Author Archives: Peter Boyer

The criminal negligence of ignoring climate

Challenges in key government seats reflect growing resentment about its neglect of climate policy. Some believe this failure should attract criminal sanction. There are signs that after a summer of natural disasters, in 2019 Australians will choose a federal government on the strength of its climate policies. That would make it our first climate … Continue reading

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A high fever, with worse to come

If most projections are correct, there are some torrid times ahead. Last week saw release of the last of the 2018 reports from the institutions that take Earth’s temperature. Their unanimous diagnosis: we are running a high fever, with worse … Continue reading

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Contemplating a new normal: long, hot, fiery summers

This is our indefinite future as long as we fail to address climate change. Of the many Tasmanian summers I remember, I cannot recall one quite like this. Each of the main elements of this summer has happened many times … Continue reading

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