For those of us who don’t work in public policy, the real meat of politics - and I’m talking about the stuff beyond whether Malcolm Turnbull ought to be dumped as Liberal leader, or whether Barack Obama is supercool or super-overrated - can be embarassingly difficult to chew on… and climate change is no exception.
Which is why Youth Decide, brainchild of Anna Rose and Amanda McKenzie of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is an example of the best kind of activism. It gives you a chance to vote on Australia’s emissions reductions, but it also provides you with a framework to understand the environmental and economic consequences if your vote were put into action. (Whether K-Rudd et al will do that is another question.)
Voting is open until Sunday 21 September, so make sure you head over to www.youthdecide.com.au - and make sure you pass the message on to your friends.