Climate policy a ‘toxic pill’ for Aussie pols — even with record warm summers

The Guardian reports:

Climate change policy had become a toxic pill which the Liberal opposition, led by Tony Abbott, forced [soon-to-be-ex-PM Julia Gillard] and her party to swallow at every opportunity…

When [soon-to-be-PM Kevin Rudd] made his acceptance speech late in the evening, the words climate change didn’t pass his lips. Predictably, when Tony Abbott reacted minutes later, he pledged his party would abolish the “carbon tax” if he got in.

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