"For more than 30 years, Australian politics has been grappling with
climate change and the nation's most senior public servants have been
there through it all.
Usually they keep their thoughts private, rarely making a foray into
public debate, even in retirement.
Now, after the devastating "black summer" fire season, the former heads
of the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of the
Treasury, along with former chief scientists, have decided they can no
longer stay silent.
They believe there has been a colossal failure by politicians of all
stripes to comprehensively tackle climate change.
These senior policy makers and scientific minds describe climate policy
as perhaps the greatest public policy disappointment of their
generation, and a story of power and personal ambition triumphing over
the national interest."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics