Tag Archives: New Zealand

Europe’s gold standard should be ours too

Our own economic future is being compromised by our failure to join the heavy lifting on climate policy. [18 August 2015 | Peter Boyer] All things are relative, and carbon emissions targets are no exception. What we think of Australia’s … Continue reading

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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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Flannery puts the case for hope

Hope is the message that emerges from a sweeping analysis of our present time on Earth. This is Tim Flannery’s best book yet. [30 September 2010 | Peter Boyer] Tim Flannery’s new book, Here on Earth, is the story of … Continue reading

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