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The search for certainty on climate change, and other acts of folly

Today (December 6) has been declared the International Day of Action on Climate Change; the day has been chosen as it falls midway through the UN climate change conference in Poznan, Poland. And so, while around 190 nations’ representatives prevaricate, numerous grassroots actions and events are taking place around the world as citizens express their concern about the growing impact of climate change.

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, the new government of Aotearoa New Zealand is considering a parliamentary select committee review of the scientific evidence around whether any human-induced climate change is actually taking place at all.

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