Category Archives: planetary limits

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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The awful truth about our mastery over nature

A new book by Clive Hamilton puts it in a nutshell: we’re screwed but we don’t know it. There is just one bottom line in the climate free-for-all – the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – and this … Continue reading

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Chinese stake in Hobart’s new ocean research centre

With help from China, CSIRO is reasserting its leading position in Southern Hemisphere climate science. CSIRO is back in town and back on the world climate research stage. That was the real news in yesterday’s welcome announcement of a new … Continue reading

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