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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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Shorten’s play for a climate plan that lasts

At last, a climate policy from a major party worth a second look. It’s hard to share Bill Shorten’s excitement about his grand vision for Australia’s energy future when every other such vision has turned to mush in the meat-grinder … Continue reading

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Politics is not the only game in town

While policymakers seem paralysed, money is starting to shape our energy future. Earlier this year as part of its climate strategy review, Hobart City reached out to young and old residents to try to get a handle on climate change … Continue reading

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