Guest contribution by Eric Worrall
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally seems to be backbone in the face of outrageous demands by the United Nations to undermine the Australian economy by stopping all coal and fossil fuel exports.
“No blank check” for the goal of net zero carbon emissions, the prime minister said when the global “Code Red” was issued
From the political reporter Jake Evans
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has again refused to commit to a net zero emissions target by 2050 after global leaders issued an international “code red” warning on climate change.
- Scientists are warning of catastrophic warming this decade
- The Prime Minister says the government will continue to use technology to address the problem and not a carbon tax
- He has refused to commit to a statutory net zero emissions target
“I’m not going to sign a blank check on behalf of Australians for destinations with no plans,” said Morrison.
“Blank check obligations that you always end up paying for and end up paying ever higher taxes.”
Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-10/ipcc-scott-morrison-climate-change-net-zero-2050/100364476
I want to support Scott Morrison but unfortunately I think he often disappoints, seems to be trying to play on both sides.
I applaud Scott Morrison’s bold public defense of the Australian economy, but if he tries to get a back door deal to appease the Greens by introducing even tougher climate protection measures, it could be almost as detrimental to the Australian economy as the ultimate end the fossil fuel was required by the United Nations.
Let us hope that Prime Minister Scott Morrison at least takes this opportunity to maintain his staunch opposition to globalists’ demands against the economically suicidal climate.