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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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Nero is fiddling while Rome burns

The political establishment continues to ignore the slow-burning fuse of global warming. [2 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Australia’s climate responsiveness must be raised several notches — and quickly — if we are to meet the climate challenges of our … Continue reading

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Durban: a platform for what?

The Durban meeting was a classic case of putting off till tomorrow what’s too hard to manage today. [20 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] A pet irritation of my mother was seeing jobs left unfinished. I used to think she … Continue reading

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