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Amateurs at work

The Abbott government believes it can ignore its climate experts with impunity. [2 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] A fortnight ago investment banker and company director Maurice Newman mused aloud that “climate change is determined by the sun, not humans”. … Continue reading

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Government shuns expert help on climate

The government’s alternative to the Climate Change Authority looks decidedly shonky. [8 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] No-one’s going to be telling Tony Abbott or his environment minister, Greg Hunt, how to do climate policy. That’s why they’re trying to get … Continue reading

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While the debate rages, so does the climate

The growing gap between public support for action and the scientific evidence is driving senior scientists to distraction. [5 July 2011 | Peter Boyer] Neither Al Gore nor yours truly seems to have much to say these days, lamented a … Continue reading

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