Category Archives: forests and forestry

The value of a street education

School students, facing a lifetime of climate chaos, have every right to protest in the streets. A few words last week from Scott Morrison and his resources minister, Matt Canavan, could only have widened an already obvious gap between them … Continue reading

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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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The slippery slope of ‘direct action’

With the conservative side of politics locked in battle over climate and energy policies, the rest of us can only look on in dismay. When Tony Abbott first took aim at Julia Gillard’s carbon tax all those years ago, he … Continue reading

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