Graham Readfearn reports from the battle front.
A victory has been declared in the field of climate change, but the lap of honour is not being run by research scientists or renewable energy bosses, or by coral reefs, drought-stricken farmers or the citizens of low-lying countries.
Rather, if you accept as valid this declaration of victory from one of Australia’s leading thinkers, then those popping the champagne corks are the fossil fuel lobbyists.
Standing by the track cheering this triumph are the conservative think tanks and the free market ideologues that believe the world should be run on their terms.
To follow the analogy through to the bitter end, the losers are everyone else.
He is referring to a new essay by Robert Manne in The Monthly.
I suspect it is far too early to declare victory – not with the carbon tax running rampant, but have a read of the comments at The Drum.