Category Archives: fossil fuels

Learning the lessons of Black Tuesday

We have learned a great deal since February 1967, but that doesn’t include how to curb our damaging carbon emissions. This has been as near to perfect a Tasmanian summer as I can imagine. Rain when you need it but … Continue reading

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Marrakech and the moving feast of climate politics

Could a Donald Trump presidency kill off effective global climate action? Politics is a game played around reality, which is to say it’s not about reality at all, but about what we’d like it to be. The UN climate meeting at … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with President Trump

Donald Trump has much to learn about a lot of things, including climate change. But he will learn nothing from Myron Ebell. Every four years, till we’re sick of hearing it, US presidential candidates tell their electors and the world what … Continue reading

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