Articles of special interest
NEW AUSTRALIAN POLLING SHOWS PLUMMETING SUPPORT FOR AN ETS
Polling commissioned by ACSC and released February 7th shows the level of support for the government's emission trading scheme has fallen to 33% of Australian voters.
The falling level of support confirms similar polls released recently by Roy Morgan Research. General support for the theory of man-made CO2 emissions significantly affecting climate is also falling.
The Roy Morgan research, undertaken before many of the recent credibility revelations hit the IPCC showed 46% of Australians supported an ETS. This support has now declined rapidly to only one third of voters.
Research undertaken for the BBC News and released February 5th shows only 26% of UK respondents believe in the theory of man-made global warming.
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CSIRO SAYS NO LINK BETWEEN DROUGHT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Radio presenter, Michael Smith of 4BC Brisbane writes on his blog: The mood is shifting quickly on climate change.
Mr Rudd and Penny Wong regularly talk about the water problems in the Murray Darling Basin being a direct result of climate change. Now a prominent scientist acting with the authority of the CSIRO has directly contradicted the PM and his Minister, saying is “no evidence” to link drought in eastern Australia to climate change.
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BOY, ARE WE GLAD WE DID NOT COMMIT TO THE ETS
Australian oppositon to the proposed emissions trading scheme, which was defeated in the senate several weeks ago appears vindicated following the debacle that marks the Copenhagen Accord.
"Australian families and industry would have been locked into the costs of a binding commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions if the legislation had passed, when clearly there is little political will to do the same globally" said the executive director of the ACSC, Max Rheese.
"The ACSC looks forward to a real debate on the costs and claimed benefits of an emissions trading scheme in 2010 and how this will 'stop global warming'."
Widespread agreement amongst the commentariat that the government has comprehensively failed to detail how the proposed legislation will affect its citizens is a factor in the strengthening trend of opposition to the scheme amongst voters.
Numerous articles published highlight the changed political landscape in Australia.
PROF AYNSLEY KELLOW BLOWS THE LID OFF CLIMATEGATE FRAUD
Professor Aynsley Kellow, Head of the School of Government from the University of Tasmania in an interview with Michael Duffy of ABC National Counterpoint explains the implications of the manipulation of computer codes available following the release of East Anglia Climate Research Unit data by computer hackers.
It is obvious this is much more serious than some emails berating climate realists, this is the manipulation of raw data used to form conclusions that are supplied to the IPCC.
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SENATE KILLS OFF ETS BILL
Opposition and crossbench senators have handed the Government a trigger for an early election on climate change by voting down its emissions trading scheme for the second time.
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MEDIA RELEASE: SENATE MUST DEFER ETS
“The flawed emissions trading scheme legislation currently before the senate must be deferred until after the Copenhagen summit” said William Kininmonth, science advisor to the Australian Climate Science Coalition.
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