The Mad Monk still doesn’t get Climate Change


Tue, 04/03/2014

The CSIRO’s new State of the Climate report is unequivocal: Australia’s climate is warming, with storms, floods, bushfires and droughts all set to get worse.

“I don’t know what fantasy world Tony Abbott lives in, but it’s not the one the rest of us share,” said Robin Chapple Greens WA spokesperson on Climate Change.

“Australians are already suffering through the reality of devastating bushfires, scorching heatwaves and crippling drought, and the science says we need to take action to stop temperatures rising further.

“Just last week the Climate Change Authority declared Australia should almost quadruple its emissions reduction target to 19 per cent by 2020, but the only plan Tony Abbott has is to abolish the Climate Change Authority and rip up the entire clean energy package.

“The Greens, with the balance of power in the Senate, saved the Climate Change Authority this week because we know it’s more important than ever that Australia doesn’t succumb to inaction on climate change”.

“This week the Greens in the Senate will also stop Tony Abbott from overturning the polluter pays principle.

“We need to price pollution if we are to stop the pollution that is driving these natural disasters.

“Evidence continues to mount about the urgency of strong action on global warming, but Tony Abbott is rejecting the experts. His ‘Direct Action’ plan amounts to inaction. No one supports it.

“It’s time for Tony Abbott and Colin Barnett to actually acknowledge the Elephant in the room, come back through the looking glass and take a reality check on increased flooding and a nation sweltering, and burning in heat waves.”

For more information please contact:  Robin Chapple on 0409 379 263 or 9486 8255

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