Author Archives: Peter Boyer

A hero of science gets his due reward

Among climate scientists John Church is a global leader who has laboured over decades to understand sea level rise. Now that labour has been properly rewarded. The huge contribution by Hobart oceanographer John Church to the world’s understanding of how … Continue reading

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Wanted: a national birthday we can all enjoy

What exactly do we celebrate on 26 January, and why? Another Australia Day, another fracas. Once, when it was always the last Monday in January, we ate our sausages and never gave a thought to the First Fleet, but not any more. In the lead-up … Continue reading

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The emissions that no-one talks about

The climate impact of flying is already significant, but it’s set to get bigger. “Things are going great for airlines worldwide,” says Jason Rabinowitz, a self-described “aviation geek” based in New York. Rabinowitz reports that the industry expects travel demand … Continue reading

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