A developing country could spend its money trying to abate carbon dioxide emissions or it could invest in enough resources to adapt to climate change successfully.
What do we want, precarious, unsafe and socially inadequate employment, poverty, categorical- means-tested welfare and downward envy or a universal basic income?
While the chaos has political meddling written all over it, its roots are actually technical. That is, the NEM was not designed to be a vehicle for appeasing our environmental conscience.
There is no let up in the lies, ignorance and dissembling that passes for debate on Australian energy policy.
The second is the Government knows the system is not working well but since it has no intention of changing it, it sees no point in admitting it.
Boardrooms will turn their backs on us unless we deal with energy costs and reliability.
There is also the risk that dismantling legislation would be mishandled, in the way that Work Choices was not preceded by public analysis.
So, both OPEC's Middle East members and the US are seen increasing oil and liquids production in the next two decades.
Once the old plants are retired or electricity demand increases sufficiently, Australia will need investment in coal-fired power.
Trump likes bilateral trade agreements, not multilateral trade agreements. Australia is good at both.
We find out whether we are in recession on the 1st of March 2017, and there are only seven sitting days in the Senate prior to this.
Today I went down to get a lettuce from the box my partner and I had been tending, and its entire contents had gone.