American Thinker-> The polls were unanimous that the leftist Labor Party was going to defeat the conservatives (confusingly called “The Liberal Party”) in yesterday’s election and take over the government of Australia. As with the inevitable Hillary Clinton presidency, the polls were wrong.
While any election is decided on multiple issues, especially in a continent-sized nation like Australia, most close observers believe that global warming policies, especially the move to close the massive Adani Coal Mine project in Queensland – the subject of enormous demonstrations – and skyrocketing prices for electricity made the difference.
Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun (paywalled) writes:
This election is huge. Consider.
This is a climate change election.
This election is all about climate change.
2019 is the climate change election.
It was indeed, and they lost.