The Turnbull Liberal Government has shown time and time again that they say one thing on climate change and do another but now they are proposing to re-litigate the entire premise of climate change.
Fairfax reports that more than 70 per cent of delegates at the NSW Liberal state council meeting on the weekend supported a motion calling on the Federal Government to arrange and hold public debates/discussions on the global warming/climate change debate.
The science is settled, the global community has agreed to take action. Anthropogenic global warming is real and the global community has committed to keeping global temperature increases to well below 2 per cent. Can someone pull the NSW Liberals out of the ice age and into the ever warming present?
The Liberals need to stop questioning the science and start taking meaningful action on climate change. The Emissions Reduction Fund, the centrepiece of the Liberals' Direct Action policy, uses taxpayers' money to pay polluters not to pollute. But has been proven to be ineffective as emissions have started to rise under the Liberals.
Mr Turnbull followed through with Mr Abbott's plan of appointing a Wind Farm Commissioner. Now Australians are forking out $205,000 a year to pay him for this part time role in stifling renewable energy development, A role created to appease the far right of the Liberal Government.
If Mr Turnbull now bends to the will of the NSW Liberals and conducts public debates about climate change, he will solidify his party as one of climate change skeptics.