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Francis recasts the debate about climate change

The papal encyclical on Earth’s ecological crisis will shift the political landscape on climate change [23 June 2015 | Peter Boyer] Pope Francis has spoken, and he says this: Life on earth is in danger as a result of human … Continue reading

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Waiting, waiting for a sign from heaven

Are we waiting for a non-negotiable climate change signal? [20 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] With one-seventh of the 21st century already gone (can you believe it?), it’s time to take stock. A warning: readers may find the following depressing. … Continue reading

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Marketing’s eco-myths hide some uncomfortable realities

Businesses and advertisers like to play on the “eco-friendiness” of their product, but the reality is less attractive. [26 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] A good-looking young runner moves in slow motion along a forest path shaded by tall trees … Continue reading

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