Tag Archives: Nel Smit

Preparing a new generation for living sustainably

How schools are stepping in where public discourse has failed In September, carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their annual minimum. For the first time in human history, last month they stayed above 400 parts per million, making it all … Continue reading

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Plenty of food for thought in national conference

Town and country are joining forces in a big revival of local food. [1 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] On World Environment Day in June last year, when Australians were diverted by Julia Gillard’s battle to save her prime ministership, … Continue reading

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The long vision of a Tasmanian science teacher

Years ago, the idea that human activity can influence our climate was considered a bad joke. People who in those times made an effort to understand and communicate the scientific evidence deserve our profound thanks. One of these pioneering souls is Murray … Continue reading

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