Warmer weather, cooler politics

Canberra has had a horrible summer, fire and smoke and hail, which extreme weather ANU’s Council assumes is exacerbated by climate change

And so, it endorses VC Brian Schmidt’s proposal to make campus greenhouse gas negative, and “further reducing the emissions intensity of its investment portfolio.”  Times have changed.

Back in 2014 when the university sold mining and energy shares, the Australian Financial Review wrote harrumphing stories and then VC, Ian “the gent” Young, was called before a Senate committee by Senator Leyonhjelm (Liberal Democrat) to answer questions about the sale, (CMM October 23 2014). It won’t happen now.