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Our fossil-fuelled heaven is turning apocalyptic

Somehow we have to find a way of connecting political and business talk about fossil fuels with the physical consequences of burning them [13 January 2015 | Peter Boyer]   A paper published in the renowned science journal Nature last … Continue reading

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On being an optimist in these troubled times

Are we hard-wired to ignore problems till they happen? A “game theory” research project and a neurological study suggest we are. [8 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] Trouble is brewing in the Himalayas, in the form of 20,000 glacial lakes. … Continue reading

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Climate: the biggest health issue of all

The “clear and present danger” of climate change poses the biggest health threat of the 21st century, according to a UK study. A Hobart seminar explores the ramifications for rural Tasmania. Continue reading

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