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What are the environmental humanities? Opinion - Posted on 9 December 2013

What does the emerging scholarly field of environmental humanities have in common with the Hollywood film Grease? More than you might think, writes Jennifer Hamilton.

A question of ethics: journalists and climate change Opinion - Posted on 30 September 2013

OPINION: There appears to be a lack of urgency in much climate change reporting, perhaps fuelled by editors wary of being branded “alarmist,” even if the likely impacts of climate change are, indeed, alarming.

Can social change stop climate change? Opinion - Posted on 3 September 2013

OPINION: Next month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to release its fifth, and highly-anticipated, report on global warming.

A nation of kids on speed Opinion - Posted on 18 June 2013

Walk into any American high school and nearly one in five boys in the hallways will have a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 11% of all American children ages 4 to 17—over six million—have ADHD, a 16% increase since 2007.

Three reasons why the Pope had to go Opinion - Posted on 18 February 2013

OPINION: Declaro me ministerio Episcopi Romae, Successoris Sancti Petrirenuntiare. Uttering these words in reedy, German-flavoured Latin, Benedict XVI became the first Pope in almost six hundred years to abdicate.

Afghanistan 2014: No end in sight Opinion - Posted on 19 December 2012

OPINION: There are a lot of questions hanging over the staged withdrawal of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops, including the Australian contingent, from Afghanistan by 2014.