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A year of broken records, prevaricating politicians

Our response to climate change is not keeping pace with actual changes, but the Paris meeting leaves room for a smidgin of hope. [Peter Boyer] Greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere and the temperature at its surface were both at record … Continue reading

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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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Hunt’s sleight-of-hand needs calling out

Greg Hunt claims a “stunning” success for the ERF, but it’s far to early to tell [28 April 2015 | Peter Boyer] Remember Tony Abbott’s 2013 line about carbon trading – “a so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible … Continue reading

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