Monthly Archives: December 2014

Reality Check: The World at December 2014; Status of the Battle to Bring Climate Change under Control.

How are we doing on the existential struggle of our time, the one to rein in our emissions of CO2? The end of a year seems a good time to take a reality check, especially since we have just concluded yet another in that long string of climate conferences. I’ll start with the bad news, … Continue reading »

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Coral reefs, fossil fuels and climate change: Why Australia might be a luckier country than Canada.

The G20 and the IUCN World Parks Congress Prime Minister Tony Abbott poses with the G20 leaders for the family photo in Brisbane. Stephen Harper, second row left, looks uncomfortable already. Barack Obama is not looking at his host. Photo: Andrew Meares Talk about a perfect storm. Australia’s right-of-center Abbott government has been hit by … Continue reading »

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