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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:42 AM

Utter Incoherence As Oz Ag/Water Minister Does Complete 180 On Global Warming in 48 Hours

Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, now says he accepts the science on manmade climate change, and “I always have”. Littleproud’s comments to the House of Representatives on Thursday were entirely at odds with a written statement he made to Guardian Australia on Tuesday. In response to questions, Littleproud said: “I don’t know if climate change is man-made.”

“I’m about practical outcomes, whether that’s about having a cleaner environment or giving farmers and emergency services the right tools to adapt,” the minister said in that statement. “I am responsible for making sure we have the tools we need to adapt to a changing climate.”

Guardian Australia approached Littleproud to clarify his position after comments he made to the ABC at the start of the week about the relationship between early spring bushfires in Queensland and climate change.




On Monday, Littleproud told ABC’s Radio National that Australia has been “adapting to a changing climate since we first settled this country and we’ll have to continue to do that and do that with the best science we’ve got available.” When asked whether human-induced climate change was making bushfires more intense, Littleproud replied: “We’re adapting to it as the climate continues to change and we’ll continue to equip our service workers … Whether it’s manmade or not is irrelevant.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/12/australian-natural-disasters-ministers-complete-about-face-i-believe-in-climate-science

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

1. Oreskes (2004) - 928 scientific article abstracts. NONE ( 0 / 928) disagreed with sci consensus -

1. climate crisis is real; 2. climate crisis is being caused by human activity; 3. climate crisis is SERIOUS.

NO ONE -- NO ONE -- gets a pat of the fucking back from me for facing reality after 2004.

Fuck off David - the dying Great Barrier Reef has your fingerprints all over it.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:41 PM

2. Heard often on the Stephanie Miller show

"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills"

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