Category Archives: Great Barrier Reef

Danger signs from a warming ocean

Jokes aside, our oceans are changing dramatically and permanently. [15 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] As immigration minister Peter Dutton observed last week, for all the wrong reasons, time matters little when water is lapping at your door. It was … Continue reading

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Re-fashioning the truth to fit the bottom line

Industry captains reject the Climate Commission’s compelling evidence for leaving most coal, oil and gas in the ground, but offer none of their own. [25 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a small admission: One of my pet gripes is … Continue reading

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Garnaut: greenhouse science is “beyond reasonable doubt”

Ross Garnaut’s careful appraisal of climate science finds that evidence supporting decisive action has strengthened over the past three years. [22 March 2011 | Peter Boyer] The capacity Hobart audience turning out earlier this month to hear Professor Ross Garnaut … Continue reading

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