Climate debate off the rails

If evidence were still needed that the public discourse over climate change remains nasty, shallow and unconducive to rational debate, one need only read the more than 500 comments attached to the online version of the President’s article in The Courier-Mail of Brisbane on 19 October 2017 . The vehemence of the responses and their ad hominem flavour bode poorly for the prospect of crafting robust policy in Queensland.