Posted by admin on December 8, 2009
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has said that Tony Abbott’s stated scepticism on climate change today will shock many Liberal voters.
“And in a world where both big and small business understand the science of climate change and the need for appropriate action, Abbott’s comments will also dismay most business operators,” Senator Brown said.
“Abbott’s failure on climate change is shepherding the government’s weakness at Copenhagen. For instance, the Rudd government’s failure to announce adequate funds for developing countries to deal with climate change, described as an insult by the spokesperson for the G77 plus China developing nations group, Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping.”
“Oxfam estimates Australia’s baseline contribution should be over $3 billion a year.”
“The make-up of Tony Abbott’s new front bench makes Sir Robert Menzies look pink,” Senator Brown said.by