Katharine Murphy has a good piece in today’s Guardian
It includes these observations from Tim Flannery:
The Climate Council’s chief councillor, the scientist and climate activist Tim Flannery, said Australia needed to step up its level of ambition for the international talks because the Abbott government’s domestic policies had attracted international attention.
“Given Australia is one of the world’s largest coal producers, and the 13th largest contributor to climate change in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the eyes of the world are on Australia right now,” Flannery said on Monday.
“This is likely the first time in recent history that Australia has come under such sustained criticism from other countries over its domestic policies.
“We risk becoming a pariah if we don’t join the rest of the world in doing our fair share to tackle climate change.”