Author Archives: Peter Boyer

This is an emergency, and we need to say so

“Nothing to see here” is the response of Tasmania’s political establishment to the most pressing issue of our age In separate debates last week, the Tasmanian parliament and Hobart City Council were challenged to declare a climate emergency. In each … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Death, revival, and a nation divided

Dark clouds are looming above Scott Morrison’s glittering election victory. The death of Bob Hawke, the political deaths of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten, and the tub-thumping revival of Scott Morrison have left Australia divided and disoriented in a climate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Living in a fool’s paradise headed for calamity

The environment’s loss is ours too, if only we knew it. Humanity is destroying itself. That’s the only conclusion to reach after an exhaustive scientific assessment of life on Earth found that the likely extinction of over a million species … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment