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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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We are in a dark place indeed

The refugee policies of successive governments have broken all the rules of decent behaviour [26 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s little to dispute in the words of “Advance Australia Fair”, an unremarkable string of platitudes about our glorious country, … Continue reading

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The new maxim: populate AND perish

Population growth, whether we like it or not, must be contained if our response to climate change is to be effective. Continue reading

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