Category Archives: extreme events

In this New Year, what are we celebrating?

A string of calamitous weather events and our rising carbon emissions leave a sense of foreboding for the year to come. Celebrating is what we do in the festive season, but it’s hard to feel good about the truly grotesque … Continue reading

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Morrison’s wrong turn on climate policy

Scott Morrison seems to think Australians don’t care about climate change. He couldn’t be more wrong. It’s hard to know what went through the mind of newly-minted PM Scott Morrison late last month when asked by a reporter whether he … Continue reading

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Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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