I GATHER Malcolm Turnbull, the leader of Australia’s right of centre party, the Australian Liberal Party, is planning to instruct his senators to support the Emissions Trading Scheme when the Australian federal parliament next sits… ostensibly because business wants certainty.
And last Saturday, the only member of that party that has spoken out against the consensus position on anthropogenic global warming, Dennis Jensen, appears to have lost Liberal Party pre-selection for his seat of Tangney in Western Australia. He was the only sitting member to be challenged.
Meanwhile the independent Senator, Steve Fielding, has written to every Australian senator urging them to look at the above graph and ask themselves the key question: What is driving climate change?
Senator Fielding has suggested if they can’t answer that simple question they shouldn’t be voting for the emissions trading scheme.
He has also suggested it’s the biggest economic decision in this country’s history, one which is too important to vote along party lines.
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