I regard Don Aitkin as a national treasure in an important, low key way and several times I have drawn attention to his considered opinions on various issues. Some time last year he hinted at some health issues and then there was silence until he surfaced recently with an account of his illness and his current situation in a nursing home. This is a touching story and it seems things are as good as they can be under the circumstances, so we can expect to keep reading more of his words of wisdom for some time to come. We can all learn something from the way he handled this transition in his life.
This is his latest contribution to public life, contemplating the endlessly fascinating topic of climate change🙂
I had to search for the actual Labor climate change policy, after Mr Shorten had announced it the other day. Too many of the media sources stayed with the leaks about what would be in it, but I finally found the official Labor source. It is long and full of assertions that have little basis in evidence. ‘Labor accepts the science of climate change’, it begins, and that is a bad start, for there is a great deal of science about climate, and it by no means points in the one direction.