Category Archives: planetary limits

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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The sad decline of conservative conservationists

Conservative parties fit naturally with environmental imperatives, but they don’t see it. When I was young, conservation and conservatism didn’t seem all that far apart. That makes sense. The words have the same Latin root, meaning to save, preserve or … Continue reading

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