Category Archives: Australian Academy of Science

Strong emissions targets are the real leadership test

The government looks the goods on terrorism, but climate change presents a much bigger challenge. [30 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] When federal parliament voted last week to cut by 20 per cent the amount of clean energy it aims … Continue reading

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Science: it pays to start them young

Carl Sagan showed us all how inspiring science can be. [8 May 2012 | Peter Boyer] Flickering black and white reception made it hard to be enthusiastic about television in rural Tasmania in 1982. But for 13 wonderful weeks that … Continue reading

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Science is the loser in this fear-fuelled campaign

Are we really an educated country? Recent attacks on science, driven by fear and misinformation, suggest otherwise. [13 September 2011 | Peter Boyer] More than 150 years have passed since the Irish physicist John Tyndall announced his discovery that water … Continue reading

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