Category Archives: land use

We are a nation in denial

Experts, opinion leaders, politicians and the rest of us are in denial about Australia’s grossly inadequate climate response. Next time you hear a political leader talk about progress in curbing greenhouse emissions, bear this in mind: right now, the level of carbon … Continue reading

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Bruny shows the way to an all-renewable future

The Hodgman government should take some credit, but doing the same for zero net emissions is a step too far. Slowly – too slowly – the ruckus over coal-fired electricity is dying as Australians come to see what renewable power … Continue reading

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A scientist warns of ‘unthinkable’ disaster

In the face of unfolding calamity, politicians continue to play games with coal power. Every so often I reach a personal tipping point. It happens when I encounter one too many of those blithe ministerial statements on another motorway extension, … Continue reading

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