Garnaut without (much) comment

05 Jul

From Crikey media — Part 1

Part 2

Garnaut Report Summary PDF.

A real player in all this is an ex-student of mine — he is only six years out of high school — Nicholas Armstrong. See also COZero.

Our cousins in New Zealand are further down the track on this than we are.

On the science I do not propose to argue: I am not a scientist, though I am persuaded by the consensus view on the matter: see the box in the side bar on the front page on that.

On the politics: I believe this goes beyond conventional politics and absolutely requires a war cabinet approach transcending the usual drama of party politics. Whether we have the brains or the guts for that remains to be seen.

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