What do all of these false and dangerous statements have in common?
- The Earth is cooling.
- CSIRO can decrease its climate science capacity.
- Renewable energy, not a 1-in-50 year storm, is responsible for SA’s recent power outage.
- Australia’s carbon emissions peaked a decade ago.
- The Great Barrier Reef shouldn’t be included in a report on tourism sites at risk from climate change.
- Let’s slash taxpayer funding for climate science, and give it to climate sceptics instead.
They’re all positions taken or supported by our own government or their advisors, since Tony Abbott abolished the Climate Commission as his first act as Prime Minister.
Fortunately, they’re also moments when the Climate Council was able to fight back – as you can see in our latest video:
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