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Sir David Attenborough slammed the Australian government’s response to climate change

David Attenborough says Australian government ‘doesn’t give a damn’

about rest of the world, Telegraph, UK,  Giovanni Torre, perth

24 SEPTEMBER 2019 
Sir David Attenborough slammed the Australian government’s response to
climate change as the country’s prime minister Scott Morrison skipped
the United Nations Climate Summit in favour of a rally for President Donald
Trump.

While the United Kingdom has reduced its carbon emissions over the past 12
years, emissions from Australia have increased and the country is among the
worst polluters per capita.

Sir David said the current Australian government had departed from the
previous government’s commitment to tackling climate change.
“(They had been) saying all the right things… then you suddenly say, ‘No it
doesn’t matter… it doesn’t matter how much coal we burn… we don’t give a
damn what it does to the rest of the world’,” he said.

Sir David noted that Mr Morrison brought a lump of coal into one of
Australia’s houses of Parliament in 2017, calling out to the opposition:
“Don’t be scared, it won’t hurt you”.

“If you weren’t opening a coal mine okay I would agree, it’s a joke. But you
are opening a coal mine,” he said.

Sir David noted that Mr Morrison had campaigned for re-election on a
platform of support for new coal mines.

Speaking from Chicago, Mr Morrison defended his government’s record on
climate change…… https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/24/david-attenborough-says-australian-government-doesnt-give-damn/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb&fbclid=IwAR0GancZNjQW1CgrE7UF2WExXW2B4HvkM9brL0huaFKom6msYAz79qtjjd0

 

September 30, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics international

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