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The words they dare not speak

For reasons that remain obscure, our governments seem incapable of facing the climate demon As the bone-dry desert kingdom of Jordan suffers its second deadly flash-flood in a fortnight, a placid late autumn in California is suddenly overwhelmed by apocalyptic … Continue reading

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A plea to politicians: find the common ground on climate

Australia won’t achieve its emissions goals without cross-party effort Last Friday’s entry into force of the 2016 Paris Agreement raises the pressure on all Australian governments to put in place long-term plans to cut carbon emissions. That comes on top … Continue reading

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Francis recasts the debate about climate change

The papal encyclical on Earth’s ecological crisis will shift the political landscape on climate change [23 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Pope Francis has spoken, and he says this: Life on earth is in danger as a result of human … Continue reading

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