In 10 years Australia went from Abbott to Albanese but how much has really changed?


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This is my last column for Guardian Australia. I started contributing to the then new publication in 2013. Back then the climate emergency remained, for many of us, largely hypothetical: a great moral challenge (as someone once put it) rather than an immediate and palpable threat. Today an unseasonably balmy spring feels so unsettling precisely because of the emergency’s ubiquity. The northern hemisphere just recorded its warmest summer ever. If July was possibly the hottest month of the past 120,000 years, August marked the fifth month in a row that the ocean set temperature records. Scientists describe the decline in...