Articles of special interest
ETS NOT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST
A pointed article in the Brisbane Courier Mail by Terry McCrann highlights the issue of principle facing Australian politicians this week in the parliament.
"ANYONE in the parliament who votes for the Emissions Trading Scheme is betraying not just common sense but the country.
They are voting for something that will seriously (and pointlessly) hurt every single Australian."
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TEMPO INCREASES AS SENATE VOTE DRAWS NEARER
The ACSC Executive Director Max Rheese, lead science advisor Professor Bob Carter and Dr Jay Lehr, Science Director of the Heartland Institute in the U.S have been touring the country giving presentations on the folly of the present course of political action to STOP climate change.
They are yet to encounter anyone who believes an emissions trading scheme will have an effect on the climate of the planet.
A number of presentations have already occurred in Perth and Melboune with the focus today [August 12th] on Sydney. Dr Lehr was interviewed by ABC Lateline at a daytime presentation in Sydney and filmed by SBS at the evening presentation at Rydges World Square Hotel in Pitt Street.
Professor Carter joined Dr Lehr for the evening presentation after having flown from Canberra where he briefed parliamentarians at the invitation of Senator Steve Fielding.
Tomorrow Dr Lehr moves on to Brisbane to speak at the Brisbane Institute and other private presentations.
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ETS IS AN ACT OF NATIONAL SUICIDE
Terry McCrann writing in the Herald Sun does not pull any punches on the failure of the G8 meeting to agree on anything useful on the subject of climate this side of 2050 and highlights the continued biased reporting the global warming issue gets in The Age. LINK to article.
MEDIA RELEASE: GOVT RESPONSE TO FIELDING
Senator Penny Wong's response to three questions put by Senator Steve Fielding has concerned the four scientists who accompanied him to his meeting with Senator Wong. "The government used data from the widely discredited hockey stick graph that even the IPCC no longer uses" said Professor Bob Carter, science advisor to the Australian Climate Science Coalition. LINK to media release.
MEDIA RELEASE - SKEPTICS HANDBOOK DELIVERED TO EVERY POLITICIAN IN AUSTRALIA
The ACSC advises that the information booklet The Skeptics Handbook has been sent to all state and federal politicians in Australia this week and circulated in a number of other countries as well. The booklet can be viewed here and the media release here
MEDIA RELEASE MAY 6TH 2009
"The government's first step in its backdown on an emissions trading scheme [ETS] was inevitable" said the chairman of the Australian Climate Science Coalition, Dr John Nicol. "Politics may be the art of the possible, but expecting an ETS to alter climate is Mission Impossible". LINK to pdf.
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