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Scientists and economists must speak with one voice

In a fractured political environment, we need economists and scientists to take a unified position on the impact of climate change. Tasmanians are rediscovering the fact that our economy depends heavily on a stable climate with a reliable rainfall – … Continue reading

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The men in suits tackle our future

It seems the Australian government believes the UN climate process isn’t so important these days. [27 November 2012 | Peter Boyer] The Persian Gulf is getting into its cooler phase at this time of year, in the mid- to high-20s, … Continue reading

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What is really needed to address climate change?

Address to the 15th International Environmental Forum, Hobart, 10 and 11 December 2011. Conference theme: Ethical Responses to Climate Change [11 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] I’ll start at the beginning. Or about 56 million years ago, when the dinosaurs … Continue reading

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