Tag Archives: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Geoengineering: welcome to a brave new world

With climate change now belatedly in the political spotlight, we need to focus on a new factor which dramatically raises the stakes. Climate change is now – finally – the dominant political issue it should always have been in this … Continue reading

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Orlando shows why reform is so hard

The trouble with terrorism is that it’s an excuse for not doing the hard stuff. The president said so, the presidential candidates said so, the FBI said so. It must be true. Orlando was an act of terror, a political … Continue reading

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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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