Tag Archives: Climate Council

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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Private money keeps the climate flame alive

Governments don’t want to talk about climate policy, but determined individuals are funding quality sources of information [9 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Intangible and elusive, climate change slips past unnoticed. Like growing older, we only see it when it’s already passed.  We also … Continue reading

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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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