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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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Durban: a platform for what?

The Durban meeting was a classic case of putting off till tomorrow what’s too hard to manage today. [20 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] A pet irritation of my mother was seeing jobs left unfinished. I used to think she … Continue reading

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What is really needed to address climate change?

Address to the 15th International Environmental Forum, Hobart, 10 and 11 December 2011. Conference theme: Ethical Responses to Climate Change [11 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] I’ll start at the beginning. Or about 56 million years ago, when the dinosaurs … Continue reading

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