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Government’s climate credibility on the line

The government’s post-2020 emissions target paper suggests it’s aware that it has to lift its game, but it has a massive task. [7 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] “We are determined to reduce emissions,” declared a media release about climate change issued from … Continue reading

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Re-fashioning the truth to fit the bottom line

Industry captains reject the Climate Commission’s compelling evidence for leaving most coal, oil and gas in the ground, but offer none of their own. [25 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a small admission: One of my pet gripes is … Continue reading

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An “angry summer” raises questions about leadership

It’s a 500 to 1 bet that Australia’s summer of extremes really is caused by human-induced warming, says climatologist Will Steffen. [12 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] After an anxious week of smoke and ash from a wildfire threatening my … Continue reading

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