Tag Archives: Will Steffen

How trees give our emissions a sweeter smell

Governments in Hobart and Canberra have discovered that trees make their carbon accounts look good, but it’s a con. You won’t believe this, but both the Tasmanian and national governments are into tree-hugging. They mightn’t believe it either. I’ll explain. … Continue reading

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Davos learns about crossing planetary boundaries

The elite of world business and politics get bad news about the state of the world [27 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] Arriving at Davos, I imagine you’d feel on top of things. Set amid the peaks of the eastern … Continue reading

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Re-fashioning the truth to fit the bottom line

Industry captains reject the Climate Commission’s compelling evidence for leaving most coal, oil and gas in the ground, but offer none of their own. [25 June 2013 | Peter Boyer] Here’s a small admission: One of my pet gripes is … Continue reading

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