Robert Manne. Why we have failed to address climate change.

In this article, published in the December The Monthly Essays, Robert Manne describes the major obstacles to addressing climate change. He refers to the unique nature of climate change and the difficulties that it has presented for scientists to persuade the world community about the problem and the need to take action. Robert

Manne also refers to the difficulty that just at the time when concerted government action is necessary, the public debate from Liberal economists pointed to the need to scale back government. The post WWII consensus associated with Keynes and Bretton Woods was under challenge.

The problem was particularly acute in the US with funding by oil and energy companies of think-tanks and the ideological Right, which led on to the Tea Party.  John Menadue.

For this excellent article, see link below:

www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2015/december/1448888400/robert-manne/diabolical

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John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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