Tag Archives: Tasmania

Atmosphere reveals that we’re living a lie

Our governments have been cooking the carbon accounting books. It’s past time they stopped. There are many measures of our performance in reducing carbon emissions, but only one that counts. As Bill Clinton might have said, it’s the atmosphere, stupid! … Continue reading

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Ironing out the bumps: a lesson in futility

Do you think we in Tasmania are far removed from the impact of climate change? Think again! This is a story about human frailty, about Tasmania’s political failure to prioritise what is really important and — in the face of collective … Continue reading

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Flannery, Steffen, Hughes on the state of Tasmania

Media briefing, University Club, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 10.30 am, 21 February 2012, for the launch of the Climate Commission Report, The Critical Decade: Tasmanian impacts and opportunities. Participants: Professor Tim Flannery (chair), Professor Will Steffen and Professor Lesley Hughes, … Continue reading

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