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Coal: the black cloud on Turnbull’s horizon

We can end the climate threat posed by coal by removing the public subsidies that underpin its profits. [Peter Boyer | 17 November 2015] There’s a hint of a breeze blowing through Australia’s climate policy space in the wake of … Continue reading

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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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Danger signs from a warming ocean

Jokes aside, our oceans are changing dramatically and permanently. [15 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] As immigration minister Peter Dutton observed last week, for all the wrong reasons, time matters little when water is lapping at your door. It was … Continue reading

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