Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

The words they dare not speak

For reasons that remain obscure, our governments seem incapable of facing the climate demon As the bone-dry desert kingdom of Jordan suffers its second deadly flash-flood in a fortnight, a placid late autumn in California is suddenly overwhelmed by apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Words the Hodgman government dares not utter

The Tasmanian government’s climate change narrative is that if climate change is real and man-made, what we do doesn’t matter. But it does. If you’re in power and want to stay there, all you need to know is this: own … Continue reading

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Letter urges MPs to unite on climate policy

Tasmania’s parliament must unite and legislate to reduce greenhouse emissions. To Tasmanians, last week’s weather on the US east coast was a local affair, not our business. But what that weather says about our climate is very much our business. … Continue reading

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