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Rising emissions and a leader in denial

With the world’s carbon emissions rising at an increasing rate, Tony Abbott chose to stay away from a UN leaders’ summit on climate. [30 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] A slew of reports this month on our response to climate … Continue reading

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Amateurs at work

The Abbott government believes it can ignore its climate experts with impunity. [2 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] A fortnight ago investment banker and company director Maurice Newman mused aloud that “climate change is determined by the sun, not humans”. … Continue reading

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The hard slog of measuring forest carbon

Measuring carbon stored in forests remains one of the toughest carbon accounting tasks, but it’s not preventing some dedicated volunteers from giving it a go. [30 November 2010 | Peter Boyer] Next Sunday some nature-lovers will take to a southern … Continue reading

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