No surprise there.

Mr Rudd says he is not interested in debating climate change with Mr Abbott.

He says Mr Abbott should stop talking and develop a coherent policy on climate change.

Give him time Kevin. And start packing.

In a speech to the Australia Israel leadership Forum on Sunday night Julia Gillard said :

“But with passion must come reason. While we extend debate to all views, our policies must be based on scientific consensus and our actions should be based on reason.”

So far so good. But what do you do if there is a conflict between reason and consensus?

Or even easier, what do you do if the confict is between reason and science on one hand, and a carefully constructed mirage of consensus on the other?

If Julia is true to her principles, she will end up voting with the Liberals.