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Sorry policy-makers, the two-degrees warming policy is a road to disaster

This blog post is 5 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Originally posted on my Guardian blog. Global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a timely analysis on economic growth and carbon emissions, which makes the point that there is a “disconnect between the global climate negotiations aiming for a 2°C limit …

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Abbott’s corporate-change plans for Australia

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Tony Abbott and his gang of extremist conservative ministers have wasted little time unpicking the century-old social compact in Australia. They’re targeting education, health care, penalty rates, our international obligations, antagonising our neighbours, trashing our natural heritage and violating long-standing …

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Should Australian progressives pay attention to George Lakoff?

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.We live in a post-fact world. I assert this for two reasons. Firstly, because it crystallises the conservative approach to public discourse, which is largely exemplified by lying, lying loudly and lying often. Secondly, because increasing scientific research demonstrates that …

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Hamba kahle Madiba

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela In my …

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