Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a speech pleading for the science of climate change to be respected.
Addressing the Virginia Chadwick Foundation, Turnbull said that climate change was a question of “risk management” that Margaret Thatcher acknowledged in the 1980s. “If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of insipient Bolshevism,” Turnbull said.
“Nonetheless, there is no doubt that many people are grounding their opposition to the Gillard Government’s carbon tax on the basis that climate change is not real and that the scientific consensus which supports it is not soundly based. It is important to remember however that the rejection of the consensus scientific position on global warming, rejection of the CSIRO’s position on global warming, is not Liberal Party policy.” [Read more…]