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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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Going where governments fear to tread

Party politics is making it impossible to get traction on climate policy at higher levels of government, but others are stepping up. The modest attendance at a Hobart Town Hall event last week belied the significance of the occasion: the … Continue reading

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Energy taskforce opens a door to bolder policies

If the government needed an opening for bold action on emissions, this is a pretty good one. The final report of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce, released by the state government earlier this month, is a positive step towards a … Continue reading

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