Abbott: man has role in climate change

The alarmism is still crap…

Er yes, we’ve always known that, and so has Tony Abbott – it’s the magnitude that’s important. But the Sydney Morning Herald goes into overdrive, believing it to be some kind of Damascene conversion, claiming Abbott now believes “climate change is no longer ‘crap’.” It’s nothing of the sort of course. TA just acknowledges what we have known all along – that man has an effect on the climate:

Tony Abbott, who famously declared the “so-called settled science” of climate change to be “crap” has told environmental business leaders he is now “confident …mankind does make a difference to climate”.

In a speech to the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development in Canberra, Mr Abbott repeated his view that natural variations in the climate have been happening since the beginning of time, but added that he also believed humans have influenced recent climatic fluctuations.

“I am confident, based on the science we have, that mankind does make a difference to climate, almost certainly the impact of humans on the planet extends to climate.”

Of course – but it’s a question of whether humans will make a tiny, almost imperceptible difference, as most climate realists believe, with negative feedbacks operating in the climate system, or 6 degrees, as the IPCC and alarmists would have us believe, based on huge positive feedbacks.

The IPCC science is still crap, by the way…

Read it here.


  1. Sean McHugh says:

    Like I’ve said before, Abbott seems to have these turns where he jumps out of the lifeboat and swims back to the Titanic.

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