Tag Archives: Environment Tasmania

Consorting with the enemy

No-man’s land is a scary place, but it’s better than the trenches. [21 May 2013 | Peter Boyer] I don’t agree, said the novelist Richard Flanagan. We don’t either, said numerous others in angry blogs and letters to the editor. … Continue reading

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On being thankful for small mercies

Sustainability policy is moving at a snail’s pace in Tasmania, but elsewhere things are moving even more slowly. [13 November 2012 | Peter Boyer] There’s a story going round that Tasmania is a basket case. With a near-empty kitty we … Continue reading

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Why we need to embrace the 350 target, and go for it

Government climate policies are a road to ruin, according to a UN study. If we want to avoid dangerous climate change we must try to bring CO2 concentrations down to 350 parts per million. [13 October 2009 | Peter Boyer] If … Continue reading

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