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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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Rooftop solar: more than just electricity

To see the true value of rooftop solar we have to go beyond the figures [11 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] If there was only one country in the world ready-made for solar energy, it would have to be Australia. … Continue reading

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The false promise of fossil-fuelled prosperity

Our contradictory climate-energy policies will hurt us in the end. [23 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Every week seems to bring a new setback to the global effort to curb carbon emissions. As if we didn’t have enough challenges, now … Continue reading

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