The closure of the Climate Institute comes just as we’re building consensus on action | John Connor

My ten years as CEO of the Climate Institute has allowed me to reflect on the rollercoaster ride though the bumpy minefield of Australian climate politics

On 30 June, after almost 12 years – seven more than originally planned – the Climate Institute will close its doors.

As its CEO for the last decade, this has given me pause to reflect on this rollercoaster ride through the bumpy minefield that is Australian climate and energy politics. Where have we been as a nation? What has the Climate Institute contributed? And, where are we headed?

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Jon Huntsman accepts Trump’s offer to be US ambassador to Russia – sources

If confirmed by the Senate, the former Utah governor would take the post amid ongoing investigations into contacts between Trump’s team and Russian officials

Former Utah Republican governor Jon Huntsman has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to be ambassador to Russia, an administration official said on Wednesday.

Huntsman would assume the job, a high-profile and sensitive post that requires Senate confirmation, amid investigations into the contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

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