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The climate hogwash comes from the PM

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The climate hogwash comes from the PM

“Tony Abbott is making Australia an international laughing stock by continuing to deny the link between climate change and the probability of extreme bushfire conditions,” Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

“The biggest sources of climate hogwash in Australia are our Prime Minister and Environment Minister. They are an embarrassment. It would be laughable if it were not so serious.

“Continuing to deny that the ferocious bush fires that have resulted in deaths and heartache for thousands have anything to do with global warming is foolish, but tearing down action to address it is negligent.

“The weight of scientific evidence is immense, paralleled only by the climate hogwash of our Prime Minister in conversation with Andrew Bolt.

“Tony Abbott must take notice of the following fact from our leading scientists at the Council Council: ‘South-eastern Australia is experiencing a long-term drying trend. In NSW, soil moisture levels have been at record low levels now for a number of months. More intense and frequent hot weather, as well as dry conditions, increases the likelihood of extreme fire weather days.’ ''

Media contact: Peter Stahel 0437 587 562 25 October 2013