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Climate plan is key to Tasmania’s economic future

Matthew Groom’s “climate action plan” is also an economic blueprint. [8 December 2015 | Peter Boyer] One of the key lessons emerging from the Paris climate conference is to avoid unbridled optimism or hopeless cynicism. As always, answers and solutions … Continue reading

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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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Reconsidering light rail for Hobart

Light rail is a planning tool, not simply a mode of transport, says Peter Newman [20 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s a Climate Tasmania public forum in Hobart this evening that wants participants to think outside the square in … Continue reading

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