An election guide: factchecking Morrison and Albanese on climate claims | Temperature Check

Climate science may not be front and centre in the election campaign to date, but its impact on consumers – and voters – still rears its head

Polls suggest voters want action, but the climate crisis – what it is doing to our world and what it demands in response – has not been front and centre in the election campaign. A search through the major party leaders’ public appearances over the past week reveals little-to-no discussion of climate science, how the country should adapt to deal with worsening extreme events or the news that 91% of reefs surveyed on the Great Barrier Reef recently bleached.

But climate change policy, and its impact on consumers, still rears its head. With nine days ago, here are some of the claims being made by Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in press conferences, interviews and debates, and how they stack up.

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