From a six-year-old emissions commitment to Boris Johnson’s non-binding breakthroughs, Australia’s lack of ambition was on full display

There weren’t many silver linings for Scott Morrison in his extraordinary skirmish with Emmanuel Macron, but one may be that it has distracted public attention from the prime minister’s threadbare performance at the Glasgow climate summit.

As Morrison and other leaders flew home from the ongoing talks on Tuesday, observers were tallying up what the prime minister had committed to do at a meeting billed as the best, last chance to deal with the climate crisis. It didn’t take long.

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