Firstly, me. I have been working in climate change in some form since ~2006. Have seen us try to act on this many times.
1st point - let’s take responsibility.
That’s 2 reasons the vote against even if you want more action on climate.
So maybe - focus? Treat it seriously.
Voters were offered a Labor package-deal.
Many voted against the package.
Labor made climate change a Leftist issue. It needs to be rendered apolitical.
Folks, wake up.
That story is stale. Our grid is struggling because of a chaotic, unplanned move to VRE.
This *is* true and people are *not* completely ignorant.
This, believe it or not, wasn't really good enough. Which brings me to coal.
There was nothing to tell me those communities were front-of-mind.
How very arrogant.
1/ Make it about climate change. Not about your political party. Focus, make it apolitical. Move it to the centre. Make the opponents look like extremists if they will not join you there.
5/ Don't frighten children. Inspire them. Remember that idea? Making children believe in a brighter future?
I hope this election in Australia provides lessons for democracies the world over. We cannot make climate change an identity-driven, party-political issue and proxy for technology favouritism, and expect strong mandate for action.
Over and out.