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The words they dare not speak

For reasons that remain obscure, our governments seem incapable of facing the climate demon As the bone-dry desert kingdom of Jordan suffers its second deadly flash-flood in a fortnight, a placid late autumn in California is suddenly overwhelmed by apocalyptic … Continue reading

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Words the Hodgman government dares not utter

The Tasmanian government’s climate change narrative is that if climate change is real and man-made, what we do doesn’t matter. But it does. If you’re in power and want to stay there, all you need to know is this: own … Continue reading

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Letter urges MPs to unite on climate policy

Tasmania’s parliament must unite and legislate to reduce greenhouse emissions. To Tasmanians, last week’s weather on the US east coast was a local affair, not our business. But what that weather says about our climate is very much our business. … Continue reading

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