Category Archives: soil sequestration

How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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The Abbott government’s wasted years

Never do this again. That’s the main lesson from the Abbott experiment. [10 November 2015 | Peter Boyer] We like to think we’re sceptical of our political masters, but a CSIRO study of Australians’ attitude to climate change says otherwise. … Continue reading

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Tim Flannery finds some silver linings

Is there any light down that long dark tunnel? [29 September | Peter Boyer] Spring has sprung and life is full of promise. This is surely a season for hope. In Washington (where it’s autumn), a joint weekend statement by … Continue reading

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