Tag Archives: University of Tasmania

Geoengineering: welcome to a brave new world

With climate change now belatedly in the political spotlight, we need to focus on a new factor which dramatically raises the stakes. Climate change is now – finally – the dominant political issue it should always have been in this … Continue reading

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The awesome challenge of coastal inundation

A significant increase in Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level rise raises the prospect of a 1 metre to 1.8 metre sea level rise within a human lifetime. That should be raising alarm bells among authorities and planners. A giant is stirring to … Continue reading

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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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