Category Archives: economic threat from climate

Realists, butterflies and the lunacy that is Carmichael

It’s up to science, not Barnaby Joyce, to determine what’s real and what isn’t.   In Barnaby Joyce’s eyes, people who support schemes like Queensland’s proposed $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine are “realists”. Those who don’t are people who prefer … Continue reading

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Sea level: doing nothing is no option

The inevitability of future sea level rise requires action now. I take my hat off to Hobart City for its persistent efforts to get its people engaged with that bothersome matter of climate change, specifically what it will do to … Continue reading

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A greenhouse bomb primed to explode

If the predicted methane “pulse” comes to pass we will have a whole new climate ball-game. The name Siberia is said to derive from a Tartar phrase meaning “sleeping land”. That sleeping land is now waking up. The mean temperature … Continue reading

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