Robert McLean's Podcast

Proposed Royal Commission simply legitimizes procrastination on dealing with climate change

January 14, 2020 Robert McLean/Ross Garnaut/Tom Tilley Season 2 Episode 190
Robert McLean's Podcast
Proposed Royal Commission simply legitimizes procrastination on dealing with climate change
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Proposed Royal Commission simply legitimizes procrastination on dealing with climate change
Jan 14, 2020 Season 2 Episode 190
Robert McLean/Ross Garnaut/Tom Tilley

The idea that Australia should hold a Royal Commission into the present bushfire crisis warrants applause but should only happen in tandem with a national declaration of a climate crisis.
A Royal Commission  simply legitimizes procrastination - probably for about a year and provides cover for Scott Morrison and his LNP cohort allowing them to avoid comment arguing that it is inappropriate to say anything while the commission is in progress.
We don't have time for the politicizing of an event which is bigger than all of us, or particularly the careers and ideologies of a few individuals.
This episode of Climate Conversations includes a interview from Radio National by Tom Tilley with the noted climate change expert and professorial fellow from the University of Melbourne, Ros Garnaut, who frequently refers to his new book, "Superpower".

Show Notes

The idea that Australia should hold a Royal Commission into the present bushfire crisis warrants applause but should only happen in tandem with a national declaration of a climate crisis.
A Royal Commission  simply legitimizes procrastination - probably for about a year and provides cover for Scott Morrison and his LNP cohort allowing them to avoid comment arguing that it is inappropriate to say anything while the commission is in progress.
We don't have time for the politicizing of an event which is bigger than all of us, or particularly the careers and ideologies of a few individuals.
This episode of Climate Conversations includes a interview from Radio National by Tom Tilley with the noted climate change expert and professorial fellow from the University of Melbourne, Ros Garnaut, who frequently refers to his new book, "Superpower".