Category Archives: tourism

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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The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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Marketing’s eco-myths hide some uncomfortable realities

Businesses and advertisers like to play on the “eco-friendiness” of their product, but the reality is less attractive. [26 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] A good-looking young runner moves in slow motion along a forest path shaded by tall trees … Continue reading

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