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The contradiction that bedevils energy policy

The Turnbull government’s continuing support for fossil fuels imperils us all. Everything that’s wrong with the government’s vision for Australia’s energy future emerged in this single utterance by Malcolm Turnbull last week: “We have a commitment in Australia which is … Continue reading

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Galileo’s mantle is a poor fit for new Senator Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts is no Galileo, but he would make a fine Inquisitor. The self-belief of Malcolm Roberts was put to the test in last week’s ABC panel discussion, Q&A, and the newly-minted One Nation senator for Queensland came out with … Continue reading

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Arctic meltdown highlights human capacity for denial

Conservative political leaders turn their backs on startling evidence of warming. No place in the world feels the impact of rising seas like Miami, Florida, the scene last week of the latest debate between Republican candidates for the US presidential election. … Continue reading

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