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Hope and grief in our unnatural future

A Hobart conference provides much to ponder, wonder and grieve about. [8 July 2014 | Peter Boyer] You’re driving along a highway on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk, 1500 km east of Moscow, around nine o’clock on a clear winter morning … Continue reading

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So who’s the old misery-guts?

We hear much about alarmist doomsayers predicting the end of the world, but the climate-energy crisis is something we should feel positive about. [7 June 2011 | Peter Boyer] Here we are in the Hundred Acre Wood, sheltered at last … Continue reading

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How climate change is changing us

Keynote address to plenary session 2010 School Conference, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2 July 2010. View YouTube video here and here. [3 July 2010 | Peter Boyer] [Professor] Elaine Stratford [head, School of Geography and … Continue reading

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