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Reminding our leaders what’s important

Our leaders refuse to give carbon emissions the priority they deserve. It seems the rest of us must remind them of their responsibilities. [16 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] Next Sunday I’m making yet another visit to MONA, Hobart’s wonderful … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s ice sheet passes a tipping point

Nothing we can do will stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing over the next few centuries, causing big sea level rises. [10 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] The great white land to our south, which holds 90 per … Continue reading

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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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