Tag Archives: Climate Smart Tasmania

Groom embraces the climate challenge

Frustrations remain, but at least the Tasmanian government has acknowledged the seriousness of the climate threat. [Peter Boyer] At long last the Hodgman government entered the climate debate last week when it released its draft “action plan” for 2016 to … Continue reading

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Tasmania stakes a claim to leadership

The new Tasmanian climate change strategy is a huge advance on the 2011 version. Does it give us bragging rights? [3 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] What does it mean to be a Tasmanian? What is our place in the … Continue reading

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Tasmania joins the mad coal party

If you think Tasmania’s isolation protects us from the global madness that is modern coal mining, think again. [26 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] Let’s be clear: Employment is important. I have no problem with corporations paying people to dig … Continue reading

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