Tag Archives: Australian Antarctic Division

Antarctica’s ice sheet passes a tipping point

Nothing we can do will stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing over the next few centuries, causing big sea level rises. [10 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] The great white land to our south, which holds 90 per … Continue reading

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Science, warts and all, on show in Hobart

Rough edges reveal the true value of science. [18 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a good part of last week I was holed up in a Hobart conference centre with a few hundred scientists taking a hard look at … Continue reading

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Our government’s dodgy climate politics

Many members of the Abbott government, including the leader, have shown a reckless disregard of scientific advice.  [4 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] Senator Ian Macdonald came on to my radar back in the late 1990s, when as parliamentary secretary … Continue reading

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