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Local government: voices from among us

With higher tiers of government falling victim to ideology and big business, we need to hear the voices of ordinary people. [12 May 2015 | Peter Boyer] It’s hard to ignore the solemn, deliberate voice of leading US climate scientist … Continue reading

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The world-wide trend toward sustainable communities

Local administrations around the world are stepping up efforts to build resilience into their communities. [14 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] “He’s from Barcelona.” That was Sybil Fawlty’s way of explaining the physical and verbal ineptitude of Manuel, the Spanish … Continue reading

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Our first climate minister sees cause for hope

Tasmania’s new climate change minister Nick McKim is an optimist, which according to one definition is an uninformed pessimist. But he’s determined to make a difference. [1 June 2010 | Peter Boyer] To use a topical metaphor, science and politics are … Continue reading

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