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How love of nature became an ideology

Dismissing environmental advocacy as left-wing radicalism makes for some ugly politics. [Peter Boyer | 27 October 2015] At primary school I remember doing something called “nature study”, where we collected insects, leaves and such like and discussed them in class. … Continue reading

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Exxon’s long conspiracy of silence

The failure of Exxon to act on critically important scientific information 30 years ago is a reflection on us all. [22 September 2015 | Peter Boyer] The Pullitzer-prizewinning US news service Inside Climate News has just lifted the lid on … Continue reading

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Imagining the world ahead of us

The artist’s vision is an invaluable tool for comprehending what lies ahead [4 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] The 21st century, as one futurist website has it, will bring wondrous advances in medicine and energy but also economic hardship, resource … Continue reading

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