The mess the liberal Party finds itself in is a sad reflection on their collective capacity to address the issues surrounding climate change in a sensible and reasoned manner, at least I think so.

It is pretty clear that humans collectively carry a heavy responsibility for the degradation of the planet, and that collectively we need to start to address it, equally it is true to acknowledge that Australians are the largest generators of CO2 per head when you take into account the emissions of our power stations,  and of those around the world fired using our coal, but by ourselves we can do nothing, our size means we are simply irrelevant to the solution of the problems.

 Changing the fundamental framework of our economy a few days before a major world conference on the issue appears to make no sense at all, and for the Liberals to dump as leader one of the few people in Parliament who actually knows how to run a business and make a dollar is the height of stupidity, but can we have both?

Like Turnbull, or hate him, it is undeniable that the drive and capacity he has used to build a personal fortune can only benefit the country when directed at our collective fortune. However, he would have signed up to the ETS before Copenhagen.

A conundrum, the leader we need if we are to raise the productivity of the economy, but doing something that defies logic, or one who is a one trick pony on the issue of the day, albeit in this case a crucial one, who has not got any commercial credentials.