There are some who get it and there are many who don’t. Sadly, our elected class are significantly over-represented by those who don’t (get it).
Late last year, in one of his non-leather jacket appearances on Q+A, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull thundered at the Australian’s Paul Kelly that “[Y]ou’ve turned this issue of physics into an issue of value or identity”. Turnbull of course was talking about climate change and the role of government in leading or not leading action.
Similarly and not surprisingly, NSW Energy and Environment Minister, Matt Kean has said similar things in that his is agenda is “based on science, engineering and economics”.
However self-righteous and…