Category Archives: Climate Action Hobart

What price will we pay for a job?

Politicians are exploiting economic insecurity to put public resources into highly-questionable ventures. No-one should underestimate the fear that accompanies the threat of being sacked, the dismay that comes with being unemployed, or the lengths to which people will go to … Continue reading

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Memo Paul Harriss: Life is more than black and white

Paul Harriss’s zealous campaign against the forest conservationists is undermining his own government’s authority [23 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] The noise of discord around the world is more deafening by the day, which tells us more about information flows … Continue reading

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Politics, not science, is driving climate debate

The science behind climate change is increasingly clear. What is preventing action is governments’ losing war with powerful private interests. [22 January 2013 | Peter Boyer] Hobart was the global epicentre of the climate debate last week. Luminaries of climate … Continue reading

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