CSIRO is no longer a respected, independent scientific advisory body, but a politicised mouthpiece for the Labor government and their efforts to “tackle climate change”:
The head of Australia’s leading science body says a carbon price should be a key part of the nation’s overall climate action.
CSIRO chief Dr Megan Clark will today join 600 of Australia’s top climate change scientists [environmental activists - Ed] at a meeting in Cairns to update the latest observations.
Dr Clark says global warming is one of the most challenging issues facing humanity and needs careful consideration.
“It’s an urgent issue, but it is also a very complex one and one that will affect us, not just in this country, in all aspects of society, but probably one of the most challenging issues we have ever faced as humanity.
“It does need careful consideration and it does need debate. [As long as the debate comes down in favour of a carbon price, right? - Ed]
“We need to debate the issue, come to grips with the issue, and it’s an important part of us coming to grips with it and stepping forward.”
Dr Clark has welcomed the pro- and anti-carbon tax rallies, saying she is not concerned the science may be overlooked as the political battle focused on the carbon tax.
“Clearly we need a price on carbon and a policy response [do we? Please explain - Ed], but we also need sustainable technologies that will take us into a low-carbon future and also our change in behaviour,” she said. (source)
When even the WA Nationals are considering backing a carbon price (see here), there really is little hope that sanity will prevail.