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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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Islands we’d prefer to forget

Many oceanic islands are likely to become uninhabitable in the course of this century. How we respond to islanders’ plight will be an acid test of our national moral compass. [6 August 2013 | Peter Boyer] Imagine this. You live … 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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