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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

World climate change report “shocker”- Brown

Senator Brown, 15th December 2006

The latest World Meteorological Bureau’s report is a ‘shocker” showing Australia has just experienced the hottest recorded spring, Green Leader Bob Brown said today.

“From melting polar ice to the spectre of permanent drought in previously productive farmlands, the report makes clear that climate change is not just a future threat, it is damaging Australia now,” Senator Brown said.

“The report outlines how the Howard years have been a lost decade. The nation deserved climate change action. Instead we got more coal mines and tollways and funding ripped away from solar power.

“This is John Howard’s legacy. It will cost Australians billions of dollars to help offset Mr Howard’s failure to act,” Senator Brown said.

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