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Europe’s gold standard should be ours too

Our own economic future is being compromised by our failure to join the heavy lifting on climate policy. [18 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] All things are relative, and carbon emissions targets are no exception. What we think of Australia’s … Continue reading

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Strong emissions targets are the real leadership test

The government looks the goods on terrorism, but climate change presents a much bigger challenge. [30 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] When federal parliament voted last week to cut by 20 per cent the amount of clean energy it aims … Continue reading

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Francis recasts the debate about climate change

The papal encyclical on Earth’s ecological crisis will shift the political landscape on climate change [23 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Pope Francis has spoken, and he says this: Life on earth is in danger as a result of human … Continue reading

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