Climate Commission hands down the maths

A 2 degree limit doesn't align with Australia's coal expansion plans, a new report shows. Yet few politicians understand the simple maths equation, preferring to defer the real decisions until after they are gone.

You probably don’t remember those pathetic Climate Clever ads put out in the dying days of the Howard government – paid for by your taxes, but they did make for some good satire. For example the mock campaign by Get-Up! In reading the Climate Commission’s latest report, The Critical Decade 2013: Climate change science, risks and response, it brought to mind imagery of a politician staring at the camera with a big dumb smile on their face saying:

“I’m a politician focussed on re-election in three years time. You want me to sign up to an emissions reduction target in 2050, several decades from now?…Sure, I can do that.”

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