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Troubling signs from Antarctic ice

While global surface temperature records continue to fall, warming seas raise the spectre of irreversible melting in Antarctica [28 October 2014| Peter Boyer] Some news we could have done without: Planet Earth has just had its warmest September since global … Continue reading

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Climate alarms from the cryosphere

The state of the world’s sea ice is one of the most telling indicators of a warming planet. The news from the poles is not good. [20 September 2011 | Peter Boyer] While Federal Parliament debates the merits of carbon … Continue reading

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While the debate rages, so does the climate

The growing gap between public support for action and the scientific evidence is driving senior scientists to distraction. [5 July 2011 | Peter Boyer] Neither Al Gore nor yours truly seems to have much to say these days, lamented a … Continue reading

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