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A huge human effort produces a snapshot of our age

The IPCC report is a triumph of the intellect, but it will struggle to get the recognition it deserves. [1 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] The achievement of people working together can take the breath away, as in the sheer … Continue reading

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Re-fashioning the truth to fit the bottom line

Industry captains reject the Climate Commission’s compelling evidence for leaving most coal, oil and gas in the ground, but offer none of their own. [25 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a small admission: One of my pet gripes is … Continue reading

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Nero is fiddling while Rome burns

The political establishment continues to ignore the slow-burning fuse of global warming. [2 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Australia’s climate responsiveness must be raised several notches — and quickly — if we are to meet the climate challenges of our … Continue reading

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