Category Archives: governance

A city at the crossroads

Rising from decades of slumber, Hobart faces some difficult decisions. It’s important we get them right. Tasmania’s capital city brings to mind a confused mess of contrasting adjectives – sublime, chaotic, trendy, traditional, inspiring, frustrating, spectacular, forward/backward/inward/outward-looking, disparate, incoherent. Jason … Continue reading

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The awesome challenge of coastal inundation

A significant increase in Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level rise raises the prospect of a 1 metre to 1.8 metre sea level rise within a human lifetime. That should be raising alarm bells among authorities and planners. A giant is stirring to … Continue reading

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Warming record gets the cold shoulder

Those who govern us are alarmingly indifferent to warming extremes   As I write this, climate monitoring organisations around the world including our own Bureau of Meteorology are assessing where 2016 sits on Earth’s 136-year temperature record. Very soon the … Continue reading

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