Category Archives: changes to climate

A scientist warns of ‘unthinkable’ disaster

In the face of unfolding calamity, politicians continue to play games with coal power. Every so often I reach a personal tipping point. It happens when I encounter one too many of those blithe ministerial statements on another motorway extension, … Continue reading

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Do we really want the Greens to go away?

Public support for the Greens seems to be slipping, yet their message is more important than ever. State polls in Tasmania and South Australia and a federal by-election in Melbourne this month are food for thought for the Greens – … Continue reading

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On marriage, children and the future

Maybe we’re not completely screwed, after all. Last week, among close family and friends, I saw two young people married in a ferny glade on our wonderful mountain. It was a happy event as every wedding should be. Weddings are … Continue reading

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