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PM Abbott silent on urgency of global warming

Media Release
Christine Milne 15 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens say so-called public consultation on legislation to repeal the price on pollution is a complete joke when the Prime Minister is seeking to hide the true and devastating costs of not taking action on global warming.

"Tony Abbott is releasing his repeal legislation for public consideration, but he is not being honest with the Australian people," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"The true costs of not acting on global warming are the even more devastating fires, droughts and heat waves that are happening now and will worsen over the next half century.

"In all of Tony Abbott's statements talking about repealing the price on pollution he never talks about the urgency of global warming. He is a science denier.

"People are already dying because of global warming.

"It is a crime against future generations for Tony Abbott to dismantle our best defence against the devastating impacts of global warming. The Greens will do everything we can to defend the price on pollution and funding for clean renewable energy."


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