Category Archives: forests and forestry

After Trump, any climate plan is a relief

Matthew Groom’s “Climate Action 21” is clearly deficient, but it’s all we have. Highly predictable and monumentally dumb: that was the decision by the American president to turn his back on our faltering collective effort to contain greenhouse emissions. Equally … Continue reading

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The sad decline of conservative conservationists

Conservative parties fit naturally with environmental imperatives, but they don’t see it. When I was young, conservation and conservatism didn’t seem all that far apart. That makes sense. The words have the same Latin root, meaning to save, preserve or … Continue reading

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This is a war we must fight, and win

Australia’s efforts to cut emissions are floundering and the government needs help. There’s plenty to talk about. Anzac Day talk is about life in the forces, but war in this century is also about terrorism and civil conflict. To add to … Continue reading

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