Two worldviews face each other uncomprehendingly – and the flashpoint is the climate emergency
This is the first piece in ‘Next left: where to now for Australian progressives?’, a new series on what the election result means for the progressive side of politics and the path forward
Political commentators reflexively overinterpret election results. The story we’ve been told is that the Coalition’s win means that “Australian voters” have rejected Labor’s radical plan for reform of the tax-and-spend system, confirming that Australians prefer stability and incremental change.
The heatwaves are not going to stop and the scientists are not going to change their minds