Australia is being devastated by climate change. So will it swing the election?

Brisbane, Australia (CNN)“This is the climate election,” declared Queensland Greens Sen. Larissa Waters at a Brisbane forum, weeks before the Australian election this month. The electorate is aware. Concern about climate change is now at a 10-year high among Australians, with 64% believing it should be a top priority for the government, according to an Ipsos poll released in April. Thousands of climate striking students recently walked out of class, while Extinction Rebellion activists are stopping coal trains and blocking roads. The Greens have long campaigned for action but remain a minor party without the numbers to govern. But as climate change becomes a key issue in the May 18 election, Australia’s two major parties agree that something needs to …