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The climate debate: reason is not enough

People up against it find ways of expressing our common humanity [7 July 2015 | Peter Boyer] There’s a connection between the death of a football coach in Adelaide and racist shootings in a South Carolina church, and despite the … Continue reading

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The China syndrome

The notion that global warming is just a mental construct is damaging Australia’s climate response as well as its opportunities for technical leadership. [9 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] The science of climate is complex, as we know, but it … Continue reading

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Swimming against the tide: why we’re losing the emissions battle

Address by Peter Boyer to the Teacher Professional Development meeting of the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education, Hobart, 6 December 2010 [The presentation began with a viewing of an excerpt from a 1958 US television production and a Hobart … Continue reading

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