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WA Liberals demand judicial inquiry into their own delusion

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22 October 2013 Media Release - Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator for WA

WA Liberals demand judicial inquiry into their own delusion

Western Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has queried whether the Abbott Government supports the WA Liberals in their quest for a Royal Commission into climate change, or whether it is a purely local brain-snap which they intend to disregard.

“The Prime Minister has declared that this will be an ‘adult government’, so it’s hard to understand how an idea this juvenile could have seen the light of day,” WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said this morning.

“Dr Dennis Jensen insults the work of thousands of climate scientists worldwide in alleging that the research community is so corrupt as to require a judicial inquiry.

“We hold Royal Commissions into institutional child abuse, police corruption or illegal wheat deals with Saddam Hussein; for Dr Jensen to put the climate science community in that category is a measure of how far global warming deniers have taken leave of reality.

“My first intuition was that maybe someone had hacked the WA Liberals email account and that this was an elaborate prank. But it seems this proposal is intended as a serious contribution to the public debate. It will be entertaining to see how far it gets.

“The Greens propose a major roll-out of renewable energy, public transport, biodiversity protection, energy efficiency and emergency preparedness as first-line responses to global warming,” Senator Ludlam concluded.

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