Category Archives: leadership

Tomorrow’s weather: hot, stormy, fiery

Science’s warnings about a warming Earth are getting sharper as each year brings new shocks. The Turnbull government must be on another planet. How do we feel about winter bushfires every year? That’s the sort of question we need to ask ourselves in … Continue reading

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Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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Pumped hydro: schemes, rhetoric and confusion

There’s plenty of talk around pumped hydro, but so far it’s only adding to the confusion. Politics and commerce are all about negotiation, but man-made climate change is essentially non-negotiable. When they come together, a mess is all but inevitable. Science … Continue reading

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