Fergus Green recently completed a PhD at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He will be a postdoctoral research fellow in the Ethics Institute at Utrecht University as of 1 November 2019.
With the repeal today of Australia's two-year-old carbon pricing scheme, the Abbott Government has formalised Australia's transition from climate laggard to climate wrecker. But just how serious a blow to global climate efforts is this repeal?
To answer this question we can compare Australia without the carbon price to pre-repeal Australia.