Beautiful weather: The social politics of global warming
Australia is the lucky country – we don't get world wars, or revolutions, or famines, or global financial crises – not here at least, not in living memory, not the worst of them. Bad things happen elsewhere in the world, but not really in Australia.
This exceptionalism has contributed to the polarisation of the climate change debate in Australia. Yet with killer heatwaves, winter bushfires and devastating storms becoming the norm, Australian society needs to learn a new way to conceptualise the threat and to normalise action for the future.