Tag Archives: Chris Sharples

The greening of Greenland

The ice of Greenland is melting, and the difference is discernible in our sea levels. [15 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] As a child I’d spend hours studying maps and pondering what lay behind them. I recall being intensely fascinated … Continue reading

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Climate is back on the table

Contrarian efforts notwithstanding, climate will be a significant issue in the coming elections. [23 July 2013 | Peter Boyer] A close reading of the scientific discussion around global warming leaves no doubt that they got the basic physics right over … Continue reading

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Keeping tabs on the encroaching sea

Several lifetimes of high-level expertise and some diligent volunteer work are helping Tasmania get a handle on future sea-level rise. [16 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Insurance companies are really starting to feel the heat in the wake of last … Continue reading

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