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Renewable energy hits high-level opposition

Powerful vested interests are persuading political leaders that renewable energy is an expensive mistake. [13 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The weighty tomes I find myself reading these days don’t lend themselves to a relaxing holiday, so it was with … Continue reading

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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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The man who refuses to give up

In a world where despair seems the appropriate emotion, Al Gore continues to fly the flag of hope. [12 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Al Gore is not your typical politician. Approaching 65, he still comes across as something of … Continue reading

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