Skeptical politicians speak up

It is well known that the number of skeptics in Australia is rising. Robert Manne laments this fact while greenies attribute it to the overuse of scare campaigns. I think it is due to a return to sanity and realism as well as the facts starting to permeate the public mindset. Is it the same in parliament I wonder? The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is probably the most prominant skeptical politician in the world (with th exception of Lord Monckton) and his constituents reflect this, with only 11% believing in the global warming crisis. In the United States, Senator James Inhofe is the most pronounced skeptic, although he is up against it over there.

In Australia, few are too outspoken and as such, I wonder who we can count on to knock back the carbon tax and to provide some sanity in parliament. Tony Abbott is a skeptic, is on record as saying that it is “crap”, but now claims to want to give the planet the “benefit of the doubt”. The leader of the opposition isn’t fooling anyone. For labor, Martin Ferguson is suspected to be a closet skeptic. We’ve got Nick Minchin, the leader of the opposition in the senate, but he is unfortunately retiring soon. Like Dennis Jensen, Coery Bernardi, Barnaby Joyce (Nationals) and Steven Fielding (Family First), Minchin is vocal with his views on the subject. Minchin is adamant the majority of the liberal party feel the same way, but do not speak up for obvious reasons.

Apart from these names, we don’t really know who are the voices of reason in parliament as far as the climate debate goes. With the carbon tax bearing down on us like a tonne of bricks, we need those politicians who remain silent to speak up and put global warming skepticism in the mainstream where it belongs.

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About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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One Response to Skeptical politicians speak up

  1. I could not think you are more right..

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