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Sea level: doing nothing is no option

The inevitability of future sea level rise requires action now. I take my hat off to Hobart City for its persistent efforts to get its people engaged with that bothersome matter of climate change, specifically what it will do to … Continue reading

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Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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Sustainable cities are equitable cities

Habitat III will have important things to say about urbanisation, but there can be little confidence it will have an impact in Australia. It may seem obvious that most people live in cities, but it’s actually been true for less … Continue reading

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