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Sea level: doing nothing is no option

The inevitability of future sea level rise requires action now. I take my hat off to Hobart City for its persistent efforts to get its people engaged with that bothersome matter of climate change, specifically what it will do to … Continue reading

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Politicians on the treadmill, going nowhere

Our leaders have abandoned the arts of listening and reflecting. Political life is nothing if not a buzz – all the hoopla of the campaign followed by a life of meetings, speeches, interviews, openings, launches, rallies, more meetings, more speeches. … Continue reading

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The contradiction that bedevils energy policy

The Turnbull government’s continuing support for fossil fuels imperils us all. Everything that’s wrong with the government’s vision for Australia’s energy future emerged in this single utterance by Malcolm Turnbull last week: “We have a commitment in Australia which is … Continue reading

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