Reaction to Penny Wong’s recent speech (see here) has been astonishing:
Jo Nova brilliantly takes it apart piece by piece (and gives us a great graphic – see right):
Get ready for the startling Proof by Motherhood Statements & WhiteWash. I’m loosely Paraphrasing Penny, taking the liberty of including the fuller more accurate message (that I’m sure she would want to share)… [then adding a few thoughts].
A strong global agreement is apparently “manifestly in Australia’s own national interest” (and worth paying billions upon billions for). Why?
Roger Pielke Jr gives her the full treatment:
The bottom line is that there is no scientific evidence linking rising global temperatures to the increasing catastrophe losses around the world. Ironically enough, the scientific evidence includes the paper cited by Wong to suggest the opposite.
Climategate.com is also less than complimentary:
Our Australian skeptic friend, Val Majkus, has sent me a link to a speech made yesterday by Australian nutjob, Penny Wong, who is the Aussie Federal Minister for Climate Change and Water.
Wong somehow kept a straight face when she told the crowd: “Climate change [is] happening more quickly than we previously thought.”
Another great performance from Penny Wrong.