Category Archives: carbon record

We are a nation in denial

Experts, opinion leaders, politicians and the rest of us are in denial about Australia’s grossly inadequate climate response. Next time you hear a political leader talk about progress in curbing greenhouse emissions, bear this in mind: right now, the level of carbon … Continue reading

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Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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Record 2014 warming a sign of things to come

Last year was our warmest on record, but it’s the speed of change that should most concern us [3 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] The verdict on global warming in 2014 is in. The Japanese, US and UK public institutions … Continue reading

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