Category Archives: inquiries and reports

Tasmania joins the mad coal party

If you think Tasmania’s isolation protects us from the global madness that is modern coal mining, think again. [26 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Let’s be clear: Employment is important. I have no problem with corporations paying people to dig … Continue reading

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The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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A huge human effort produces a snapshot of our age

The IPCC report is a triumph of the intellect, but it will struggle to get the recognition it deserves. [1 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] The achievement of people working together can take the breath away, as in the sheer … Continue reading

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