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Black day for the climate

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Black day for the climate

In response to the news that Tony Abbott has disbanded the Climate Commission and sacked Tim Flannery please find lines below from Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne:

“Today is a black day in the struggle against global warming,” Senator Milne said.

“Tony Abbott has axed the Climate Change Commission and sacked its highly respected Commissioners.

“He has also moved to destroy essential infrastructure like the Climate Change Authority and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

“In one swoop, he has demonstrated his contempt for climate science and for the health and wellbeing of future generations.

“Prime Minister Abbott has distinguished himself as one of the only leaders of a western democracy to deny the severity of global warming and to actively undermine infrastructure which is bringing down emissions.

“Future generations will look back on this day and remember it as the day Tony Abbott condemned them and their peers to climate chaos.

“This reckless and irresponsible behaviour of Tony Abbott will now energise the community to join the Australian Greens in campaigning for effective action on global warming.”

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