Tag Archives: Bill McKibben

Greg Hunt’s cultivated optimism gets us nowhere

It’s good to be optimistic – so long as you remain well-grounded. Optimism has the power to sustain us through grim times, as an ABC Foreign Correspondent report from war-ravaged Afghanistan reminded me last week. It showed young people on … Continue reading

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The danse macabre of politics, business and carbon dioxide

Business’s bottom line is now the favoured target of activists seeking to have an impact on our relentlessly-rising CO2 levels [24 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] By the end of next year, for the first time in human history, the … Continue reading

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How the suits use denial as a tool

Fossil fuel interests and their apologists are relying on circular arguments to justify inaction on emissions. [18 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Earth’s climate story is full of tipping points — times when there’s a discernable shift from one state … Continue reading

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