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What is really needed to address climate change?

Address to the 15th International Environmental Forum, Hobart, 10 and 11 December 2011. Conference theme: Ethical Responses to Climate Change [11 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] I’ll start at the beginning. Or about 56 million years ago, when the dinosaurs … Continue reading

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Cancún: governments fiddling while the world burns

The latest UN climate conference brought some relief after Copenhagen, but it’s illusory. The diplomats and politicians continue to behave as if we’re making progress over emissions. The science says otherwise. [14 December 2010 | Peter Boyer] First, the good … Continue reading

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After Copenhagen, where to now for Australian climate policy?

In the wake of Copenhagen’s failure to reach agreement on how to curb rising greenhouse emissions, Australian climate policy is on a knife-edge. [29 December 2009 | Peter Boyer] Copenhagen has opened up a Pandora’s Box of possibilities for Australia’s political … Continue reading

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