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The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … Continue reading

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As the government fiddles, the planet burns

The Paris option of a 1.5C warming limit is ambitious beyond words, yet it’s looking more and more like the only sensible objective. Eight months ago Australia supported a global effort to hold global warming to “well below 2C”, and … Continue reading

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The unrecognised cost of discarding and forgetting

A tax on the dumping of waste today will lessen the burden later Like clockwork, each week we line our streets with bins of stuff we don’t want, and each week the stuff is whisked away, out of sight and out of mind. … Continue reading

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