Category Archives: economic threat from climate

The calculated negligence of withholding climate data

The Turnbull government is concealing massive policy failure I’m seeing red this Christmas. It’s happened in years past, but now at the end of 2017 it’s deeper and darker than ever. I don’t mean the red in shop windows or … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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The huge and endless cost of rising seas

Protecting coastal infrastructures is just the beginning of our battle to survive the rising tide. Rising out of a coastal swamp, medieval Venice became a maritime power with a global reach. Now, that glorious relic of empire is being reclaimed by … Continue reading

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