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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 real intergenerational theft

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey make much of their concern for future generations. Their cavalier attitude to climate policy says otherwise. [10 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] It’s February 2010. Prime minister Kevin Rudd’s “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” is the … Continue reading

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The China syndrome

The notion that global warming is just a mental construct is damaging Australia’s climate response as well as its opportunities for technical leadership. [9 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] The science of climate is complex, as we know, but it … Continue reading

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