Today, Australia’s Climate Commission added another chapter to the climate change debate in Australia with its release of The Critical Decade report. The commission reiterates a message for urgent rather than real action it seems the political dithering over this issue during the past decade has not put us in a good place. After a decade or more of indecision, this debate has degenerated into a farce reflecting a limited vision dominated by ideological driven partisanship. The narrow vision of this debate sees participants focus more on short-term political gains rather than long-term sustainability, a case of rhetoric over substance. The question here is not whether climate change is real or not, but how to manage effectively the risk.
The message here is clear get on with the job.
The Critical Decade report
- There is no doubt that the climate is changing the evidence is overwhelming and clear
- We are already seeing the social, economic and environmental impacts of a changing climate.
Political positions on environmental issues
Commission questions ‘direct action’ (Sky Au)