Tag Archives: Tasmania

The battle over how we depart this life

Dying with dignity is an elusive goal, made more so by our inability to put our laws in order. We’re all going to die – you, me, everyone. For a few of us it will be quick and unexpected, but … Continue reading

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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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