Opinion

As the world swelters, Anthony Albanese must launch Australia into action on climate now

Nicholas Stuart
By Nicholas Stuart
July 24 2022 - 7:30pm

This morning, as a new parliament begins sitting in Canberra, some of the oldest living organisms on the planet (a stand of majestic, 500-year-old Douglas fir trees) are dying. One of those trees first germinated in 1538 and a vivid pattern of yearly growth rings reveal its subsequent life. These have, however, now shrunk to their lowest level ever, strangled by as the stress of the changing environment around it. America's west is drying; the lakes are running out of water; and the plants are dying. Today.

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.