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Zoe Daniel: There are three approaches to climate change, Australia is choosing the wrong one

There are three ways to approach climate change – one, do nothing and hope; two, dig in, and go slow, because it’s ‘the economy, stupid’; or three, step into the change and maximise the opportunities it presents. The first one is at best daft and at worst unconscionable given the now incontrovertible evidence that the climate has already changed, and if we do nothing, much of Australia will become inhospitable to live in and unproductive for future generations. As Alan Kohler wrote in these pages this week, experts warn that if warming reaches an increasingly inevitable 2 degrees, “temperatures…