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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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Renewable gas: energy of the future

A Tasmanian-based engineering firm is helping the City of Sydney develop a sustainable energy supply. [30 July 2013 | Peter Boyer] Tasmania is the source of some great applied thinking in humanity’s huge quest for a more sustainable existence. Think … Continue reading

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A global rumble out of California

A research finding that the world is warming is a decisive blow for action on carbon emissions, but our best chances have already passed us by. [1 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] There was a small tremor last month that … Continue reading

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