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Ideological fiddling while the world burns

Josh Frydenberg protests that the Turnbull government is on track to achieve climate goals. Unfortunately that’s not the same as cutting emissions. If you’re feeling relieved that the average temperature in 2017 around the world and in Australia was slightly … Continue reading

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Sacred cows and the passage of time

One day, people will wonder why there was any dispute about global warming. [29 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] Every life has its turning points, events that might not seem important at the time but keep sneaking into your mind … Continue reading

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Swimming against the tide: why we’re losing the emissions battle

Address by Peter Boyer to the Teacher Professional Development meeting of the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education, Hobart, 6 December 2010 [The presentation began with a viewing of an excerpt from a 1958 US television production and a Hobart … Continue reading

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