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The man who refuses to give up

In a world where despair seems the appropriate emotion, Al Gore continues to fly the flag of hope. [12 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Al Gore is not your typical politician. Approaching 65, he still comes across as something of … Continue reading

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Energy anxiety is driving the global discord

Anxiety about future energy security is a big factor in the inability of nations to reach agreement on carbon emissions. Peak oil will soon become a big headache for Tasmania. [7 December 2010 | Peter Boyer] The balmy seaside air … Continue reading

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A triumph of fear, doubt, ignorance

The US mid-term elections have stopped US climate action dead in its tracks. Obama has intentions of continuing the battle, but he doesn’t seem to have his heart in it. [23 November 2010 | Peter Boyer] Things are getting serious. For … Continue reading

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