Category Archives: coastal management

Failing government shamed by local advances

While “higher” levels of government dither, local authorities are wrestling with climate change. When you think about it, it’s breathtaking. The 2017 federal budget is seeking to close the books on Australia’s biggest economic, social and environmental issue of this … Continue reading

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Getting ready for rising waters

Whatever else can be said about the Liberal-National government’s climate policies, they got this one right Amid all the uncertainty about our climate future, here’s an absolute certainty: in coming decades our coasts will come under increasing attack from the … Continue reading

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Preparing a new generation for living sustainably

How schools are stepping in where public discourse has failed In September, carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their annual minimum. For the first time in human history, last month they stayed above 400 parts per million, making it all … Continue reading

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