"It's no easy task, attempting to make a virtue out of inaction.
So spare a thought for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his address to US
President Joe Biden's virtual climate conference with global leaders late last
Despite being at odds with the bulk of those present, many of whom upped
already ambitious targets to hit net zero carbon emissions by a particular
date, Mr Morrison was upbeat, confident and a man who sounded in command of his
Australia would focus on delivering the goods rather than making promises on
the timing to a net zero carbon future, he declared. We are all about the how
rather than the when, he said.
With the slimmest of majorities and a looming election, the Prime Minister's
reticence to commit to anything concrete is understandable from a domestic
political perspective. Climate policy has been a career killer for much of this
century, with at least three Prime Ministers seen off by point-scoring rivals."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics