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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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Fire management: too important for party politics

Bushfire mitigation strategies need broad community support, not political posturing. [7 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] With a coolish, dampish December in Tasmania and a forecast wetter-than-average summer in the south, it doesn’t seem the time to think about bushfire. … Continue reading

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Climate change: the wildfire issue that won’t go away

Tony Abbott’s denial of a link between wildfires and climate change undermines preparation for future fire emergencies. [29 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Tony Abbott has done a fair bit around bushfires. As a volunteer on a rural fire brigade … Continue reading

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