Author Archives: Peter Boyer

Rain in Greenland is our problem too

The US Summit Station, over 3 km above sea level on Greenland’s ice sheet, is the Northern Hemisphere’s coldest place. Only the higher Antarctic ice sheet is colder. Field observers expected snow when a storm front approached one day in … Continue reading

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It is Australia’s duty to care for Afghan refugees

Accepting refugees demands courage from Australia’s leaders, but that is currently in very short supply. Twenty years ago, in late August 2001, John Howard’s government was heading for electoral defeat after just 5½ years in office. All indications were that … Continue reading

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After the IPCC report, some recalibrating

The prime minister and his deputy are now wrestling with the implications of an unfolding climate emergency. This is not going to be easy for them. First, the good news. Australia’s political leaders have finally grasped the fact that a … Continue reading

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