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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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A challenge to the PM to lift his game

Effective climate action in Australia is looking farther away than ever, but it’s not an impossible task. [25 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] In early July 1971, Labor opposition leader Gough Whitlam stirred a hornets nest when he shook hands … Continue reading

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Coal is starting to look like a stranded asset

Government support for King Coal is misplaced, short-sighted and foolish. [21 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] You might think money and power are what motivate the people who make those huge holes in the ground to dig up vast quantities … Continue reading

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