Tag Archives: David Bartlett

The words they dare not speak

For reasons that remain obscure, our governments seem incapable of facing the climate demon As the bone-dry desert kingdom of Jordan suffers its second deadly flash-flood in a fortnight, a placid late autumn in California is suddenly overwhelmed by apocalyptic … Continue reading

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One-party government is no longer the rule

Tough times call for more sensible politics, but it’s hard for some to break old habits. [31 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] In the cauldron of politics, good policy gets pushed to the side. Important issues like climate and refugees … Continue reading

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The battle for better climate policy — and new Action Council appointed

Despite what the science continues to tell us, developing climate policy seems have fallen off the radar. Good news is that we now have a brand new Tasmanian Climate Action Council. [5 June 2012 | Peter Boyer] The past three … Continue reading

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