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Covid can teach us how to fight climate change

By John Quiggin
Updated August 25 2021 - 1:58am, first published August 24 2021 - 7:25pm
Despite Tony Abbott's claims about a "wrecking ball" going through the economy, neither the imposition of Gillard's carbon tax nor its removal had any measurable effect on GDP. Picture: Getty Images

The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are predictably grim, but in a sense irrelevant. The scientific debate over climate change has been over for some time, and the reality of climate change is now evident for anyone who chooses to look.

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