Category Archives: biological resources

Ideological fiddling while the world burns

Josh Frydenberg protests that the Turnbull government is on track to achieve climate goals. Unfortunately that’s not the same as cutting emissions. If you’re feeling relieved that the average temperature in 2017 around the world and in Australia was slightly … Continue reading

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The battle to tame Prosser’s shifting sands

Bending nature to our will is not a straightforward matter. The little beach near Port Arthur where my family used to camp over summer was the perfect place for a boy to play out fantasies about coastal engineering. As with … Continue reading

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After Trump, any climate plan is a relief

Matthew Groom’s “Climate Action 21” is clearly deficient, but it’s all we have. Highly predictable and monumentally dumb: that was the decision by the American president to turn his back on our faltering collective effort to contain greenhouse emissions. Equally … Continue reading

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