Tag Archives: Bryan Green

A plea to politicians: find the common ground on climate

Australia won’t achieve its emissions goals without cross-party effort Last Friday’s entry into force of the 2016 Paris Agreement raises the pressure on all Australian governments to put in place long-term plans to cut carbon emissions. That comes on top … Continue reading

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Looking for that spark of island independence

The Basslink failure demands big thinking and home-grown resilience. A century ago Tasmania, with a population less than half of today’s, dug deep into its public purse to invest in generating and distributing electricity. Local councils and private companies supplied … Continue reading

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Tasmanian forests: a growing carbon bank?

A forum in Hobart last week revealed the big transformation currently under way in our forest industries. [6 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] Ah, the rich tapestry of life! Trees large and small, spaced and crowded. Crops and weeds, fungi … Continue reading

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