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A lord blesses Tasmania with his presence

Christopher Monckton’s self-assurance allows him to ignore inconvenient facts. [5 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] All those centuries of selective breeding and dealing with lesser mortals have taught the British aristocracy a thing or two about stamping their authority on … Continue reading

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Reflections on public engagement with the issue of peak oil

In the debate about global sustainability, peak oil has been somewhat sidelined. In seeking a greater public engagement with the energy challenge presented by the prospect of a declining oil supply, we have much to learn from how the public … 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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