Tag Archives: Southern Ocean

Before you eat, ponder the miracle of food

We should never take a hearty meal for granted. [1 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] This is the season for food, and lots of it. Celebrating times of plenty with a feast is a tradition as old as humanity. Who … Continue reading

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The price we’re paying for a budget surplus

The federal government’s determination to keep its budget in the black is a serious threat to Tasmanian-based climate science. [30 October 2012 | Peter Boyer] In Italy they’ve starting jailing scientists who make mistakes. Six Italian scientists got six-year sentences … Continue reading

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An ice-free Arctic summer looms ever closer

As a warming Arctic sets new records, there’s new evidence that its impact is felt far to the south. [4 September 2012 | Peter Boyer] The place of dark winters, gothic tales and ghostly bears is playing on our minds … Continue reading

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