Five Liberal MPs quit shadow cabinet

The fallout from Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull's support for an emissions trading scheme has prompted five of the Liberal Party's frontbenchers, including Tony Abbott, to resign today.


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Politicians remember science when it backs health research, industry investment, materials science and mineral exploration. But these same politicians then are able to deny science as it relates to climate change. Selective belief in science. Does being a good politician really mould you into someone this spineless? Perhaps it does in the liberal party.

And will use science and the resultant technologies to support war!

Anthropogenic Global Warming is a matter of religious belief, no more, no less. The 'science' is with the sceptics. See Turnbull's political instincts are leading him astray. It takes 'spine' to buck the prevailing orthodoxy. My thanks go to those few who show the necessary spine. Let's hope their example will be followed by others, hopefully enough to stave off this silliness.

Climate change has momentum globally that will not be stopped by a few politicians who want to delay the structural changes required in our economy, in the environment, and energy usage. Leadership means positioning ourselves at the front of the curve. The economic opportunities arising from a clean industrial revolution focused on the environment and energy will be captured by first movers. Australia is well placed in solar thermal, natural gas, hot rocks, wind power, geo-thermal and tidal for example. Europe and Japan tax petrol heavily, the US did not and its automakers made SUVs and Hummers that cannot compete in the new economy with hybrids and electric cars. GM and Ford are testimony to this short sighted thinking. There are more jobs in clean than dirty.

Australia can show the rest of the world how this thing called climate change is about to destroy us all. If all the ice melts the inland sea they were looking for will become a fact. How about some new suburbs in the sand dunes not on the coast but around Lake Eyre. What ever happens the pollies will only last untill the next election, we will change them but as for changing the climate GET REAL.

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