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There's a glimmer of hope at the end of the article:

Frank Fenner sees no hope for humans | The Australian

"Frank may be right, but some of us still harbour the hope that there will come about an awareness of the situation and, as a result, the revolutionary changes necessary to achieve ecological sustainability," says Boyden, an immunologist who turned to human ecology later in his career.

"That's where Frank and I differ. We're both aware of the seriousness of the situation, but I don't accept that it's necessarily too late. While there's a glimmer of hope, it's worth working to solve the problem. We have the scientific knowledge to do it but we don't have the political will."

Fenner will open the Healthy Climate, Planet and People symposium at the Australian Academy of Science next week, as part of the AAS Fenner conference series, which is designed to bridge the gap between environmental science and policy.

Interesting that this appears in one of Murdoch's papers, given that Murdoch and his friends are responsible in large part for the "row between climate change sceptics and believers". And note the framing here using the word "believers" to refer to the scientists.
It's an opinion shared by some scientists but drowned out by the row between climate change sceptics and believers.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 05:05:50 AM EST

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