The hounds are at it again. The country’s biggest business groups, vested interests, the opposition and mainstream business commentators are all calling for complementary green schemes to be dumped. Rescind the renewable energy target, can the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and -- while you’re at it -- dump the carbon price too, or at least cut it to $10 where it’s small enough to be inoffensive.

As usual, these arguments are only ever justified if you either don’t believe in climate change, or, like Bill Gates, you believe that the only way to solve the problem will be through some sort of geoengineering -- like sticking giant vacuum cleaners in the sky or deploying massive sun shields above the Earth.