To gauge the political color of the readers you only need to look at the reaction to articles by Michelle Grattan , a left-of-centre journalist who recently left the Age to take up an editorial position at the Conversation. Not realising her audience is mainly to the left of Lenin her fairly mainstream articles have provoked near hysteria among the pseudo intelligentsia .That is why when I commented on today's article "States of decay: complementing the federal carbon policy" it was not surprising that my comment was deleted.
My first comment was with reference to the freezing spring in Europe and the USA following predictions of snow"being a thing of the past and the years of flooding in Australia following predictions of continuing drought and noting that people are not stupid and can see for themselves what is happening. This was the reason they did not believe politicians.
That note disappeared along with comments from other skeptics.
I await the verdict on a follow-up to my reply below.
"The first part of this article is about a survey on peoples attitude about climate change and the fact that the number of those concerned was decreasing. "fewer than 13% trust what politicians say about major public issues like climate change"
My comment on why this is occurring has been deleted as off topic. Maybe the Conversation needs to put in italics the parts of articles we are allowed to comment on. "
The good news for the UK is that they are apparently going to have their own version of the Conversation.