Covers the when, why, who, how in 90 seconds.
Can I justify the two and a half hours it took to put this together? No. Is it full of obscure jokes and cod-Latin. Yes.
Will I put up a bit of an explanation of who all these guys are? Possibly.
Selection criteria were – all of the Climate Commissioners, the 7 MPCCCers and various other folk who seemed important (but then, what do I know?). 6 women, 24 Anglos. Oh dear. Other suggestions welcome…
In case you were wondering “who are these guys?” and “what’s their remit?” I’ve done gone and ctrl c and ctrl v’ed a bunch of text from the official website, thrown in their mugshots and made this below… I’m hazy on the copyright implications, but since neither you nor I are trying to flog this for profit, should be ok, eh (fingers crossed).
PS The website has some good links to youtube videos of the Commissioners answering questions…
Will Steffen and Lesley Hughes of the Climate Commission on
“Why does there appear to be no public debate between IPCC experts and the alternate sceptic view?”
I don’t know if this will be of use to anyone else, but it was most certainly useful to me. I should not have claimed any special insight into the workings of the members’ minds re: a price on carbon, but I’m going on the basis of their public pronouncements, where I know them.
Comments (other than from the trolls who want to say it’s a GIGANTIC HOAX and MAD BAD POINTLESS TAX – you know who you are.)
UPDATE: 22nd June. I was, gasp, wrong. Rob Oakeshott seems not to be a $40 per tonner. Monday 20th’s AFR has him muttering about $15 in the short-term…