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On Thursday, after a week of upper house turmoil, Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's Liberal-National Coalition in the Senate voted to scrap the country's nascent carbon price and emissions trading scheme.
How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science -- and as a result modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier? To find out, read the excellent and unique new book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.