Tag Archives: Will Steffen

Tomorrow’s weather: hot, stormy, fiery

Science’s warnings about a warming Earth are getting sharper as each year brings new shocks. The Turnbull government must be on another planet. How do we feel about winter bushfires every year? That’s the sort of question we need to ask ourselves in … Continue reading

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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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