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Sir David Attenborough laments the end of the Garden of Eden
January 22, 2019 Robert McLean/Fran Kelly/Mark Butler/David Attenborough

Some years ago a sage said it was important that we not politicize climate change, well, that's happened and humanity's efforts to slow the advance of catastrophic changes to earth's atmosphere have vanished into an impenetrable swamp of reports, consultations, inquiries, and uncertainty and doubt driven by richly-backed think tanks leaving the lay-person, those who vote for the decision makers unsure of what they should do.
Australia stands divided with the country's two major political parties clearly on different ideological paths and using rhetoric often found to be wanting to promote arguments and positions that will ultimately not resolve the dilemma.
This interview by Radio National breakfast host, Fran Kelly with shadow climate change and energy minister Mark Butler, illustrates that confidence and the sound of certainty is really just bluster that leaves to the real difficultly untouched.

Some years ago a sage said it was important that we not politicize climate change, well, that's happened and humanity's efforts to slow the advance of catastrophic changes to earth's atmosphere have vanished into an impenetrable swamp of reports, consultations, inquiries, and uncertainty and doubt driven by richly-backed think tanks leaving the lay-person, those who vote for the decision makers unsure of what they should do.
Australia stands divided with the country's two major political parties clearly on different ideological paths and using rhetoric often found to be wanting to promote arguments and positions that will ultimately not resolve the dilemma.
This interview by Radio National breakfast host, Fran Kelly with shadow climate change and energy minister Mark Butler, illustrates that confidence and the sound of certainty is really just bluster that leaves to the real difficultly untouched.

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