Posted 18 July 2015
"Outside the EU, serious countries are not implementing emissions trading schemes. That...crucial fact shows no sign of changing any time soon....For almost a decade now, a nation [Australia] that will have little influence over international policy developments and no discernible effect on global climate patterns, has allowed the issue to dominate domestic political debate and consume political leaders. It is nonsensical - perhaps the most blatant demonstration anywhere in the Western World about how politics has drifted from the battlegrounds of ideology and pragmatic policy choices to a preoccupation with identity." Chris Kenny, writing in The Australian.