Category Archives: Tasmanian politics

The politics of climate change in Tasmania

A rich greenie shares his secrets

Personal wealth and planetary health are not mutually exclusive, says Stuart Barry. When you think of international finance, what sorts of people come to mind? I’m guessing captains of capital, currency speculators, hedge fund managers, computer nerds; maybe Lamborghini salesmen, … Continue reading

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Community energy: an idea whose time has come

The big gap in our arsenal to expand renewable energy – between home systems and power utilities – can be filled by community energy, and it can’t happen too soon. In humanity’s greatest challenge – to survive and thrive without … 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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