Category Archives: Climate Commission

Re-fashioning the truth to fit the bottom line

Industry captains reject the Climate Commission’s compelling evidence for leaving most coal, oil and gas in the ground, but offer none of their own. [25 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a small admission: One of my pet gripes is … Continue reading

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An “angry summer” raises questions about leadership

It’s a 500 to 1 bet that Australia’s summer of extremes really is caused by human-induced warming, says climatologist Will Steffen. [12 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] After an anxious week of smoke and ash from a wildfire threatening my … Continue reading

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Renewable energy is not a straightforward solution

Renewable energy is making progress, but it’s no replacement for fossil fuel. [4 December 2012 | Peter Boyer] Good news, it would seem. Within 40 years, according to Australia’s Climate Commission, “the Australian economy could be powered almost entirely by renewable … Continue reading

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