Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

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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Pumped hydro: schemes, rhetoric and confusion

There’s plenty of talk around pumped hydro, but so far it’s only adding to the confusion. Politics and commerce are all about negotiation, but man-made climate change is essentially non-negotiable. When they come together, a mess is all but inevitable. Science … Continue reading

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