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Support for science is support for civilisation

We need to stand up for civil society. A good place to begin is our meagre public science budget. What is civilisation? What does it mean to be civilised? That thought came to mind after watching video of yet another … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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Australia faces its own Brexit experience

The coming election will reflect a lot of the same frustrations that drove the Brexit vote. The Paris climate summit last year was a ray of sunshine for global climate policy, getting nations to commit to tightening targets and an … Continue reading

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