Anthony Albanese has had a big win on climate change and assured the passage of his 2030 carbon emissions reductions target of 43 per cent.
It’s probably not quite as all-encompassing as the Prime Minister’s claim that it’s the biggest success in ten years of climate wars but it is big.
What’s more, it’s a Labor victory in the face of an even more radical Greens’ agenda which Albanese has nullified.
But there are even bigger fights to come and graver dangers in the details of the way to achieve the target…
Labor has managed to deny the Greens a more radical agenda and simultaneously keep the Coalition irrelevant in parliament on climate change.
Remember, Dennis Shanahan is here talking about a fake ‘target’ to reduce a harmless gas to lower an iota of a nation’s tiny whole to solve a non-existent emergency before a meaningless deadline by which nobody will be accountable. And 43% is a “big win” because it’s marginally less idiotic than the Greens’ touted preference – 75% – a chunk of which was ambit padding anyway. He and other writers at The Australian must know this is deranged but apparently 1) no longer have the heart to take on the ‘consensus’; 2) don’t want to upset the carbon-struck Murdochs; and 3) figure it’s noble to decorate Appomattox in the conservative bunting of “certainty.” Bottom line: the only thing now standing between you and guaranteed loss of wealth is… the Liberal Party.