While federal politics was offering business-as-usual climate inaction last week, school kids were putting politicians to shame.
Some political parties are simply unfit to govern. The federal Liberals' refusal to address climate change disqualifies them from the being serious policymakers.
It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians.
Australia is headed for a fifth-best climate and energy policy -- and we'll be told it's a triumph.
It's time for compromise on a Clean Energy Target -- set it to allow for coal, and wait for investors to show up to build new coal-fired power plants. The catch is, it's unlikely any will.
Tony Abbott's socialist insistence on propping up coal sets him on course for a showdown with the Prime Minister. And it's one Malcolm Turnbull must win.
A low emissions target pays lip service to the climate denialist fixation with coal, while paving the way for a transition to renewable energy. Hence its appeal.
While climate change has been virtually ignored in the election campaign, Australia looks to be headed for a far more interventionist approach to carbon abatement.
Labor's proposed climate action policy has garnered strong support from voters, while voters continue to become disenchanted with the Prime Minister.
Labor's climate policy is ill-defined but puts it significantly further ahead of a government still in the throes of climate denial and delusion.