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Scientists and economists must speak with one voice

In a fractured political environment, we need economists and scientists to take a unified position on the impact of climate change. Tasmanians are rediscovering the fact that our economy depends heavily on a stable climate with a reliable rainfall – … Continue reading

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For all the legitimate criticism, Paris was a triumph

The Paris agreement did not win scientific approval, but it did set processes in motion for a better future. [15 December 2015| Peter Boyer] The Australian who was on everyone’s “must see” list at the Paris climate conference wasn’t Malcolm … Continue reading

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University should take lead on fossil fuel stocks

Coal’s future looks gloomy, both ethically and financially. Now’s the time for the University of Tasmania to get out. [13 October 2015 | Peter Boyer] Volkswagen’s cheating scandal, a marketing and financial calamity for the giant car-maker, could trigger a … Continue reading

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