Tag Archives: Hobart

Natural disaster: a tale of two cities

Recovery from disastrous events like floods and earthquakes involves vision and  imagination as well as hard yakka. Hobart and Christchurch have a lot in common. They’re around the same latitude and each is the main centre on a southern island. … Continue reading

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Hobart City hits its climate straps

There’s a lot to feel good about in Hobart’s abatement and adaptation efforts, but it needs help from higher up There are times in the climate space when things go right. That doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does … Continue reading

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A huge human effort produces a snapshot of our age

The IPCC report is a triumph of the intellect, but it will struggle to get the recognition it deserves. [1 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] The achievement of people working together can take the breath away, as in the sheer … Continue reading

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