Malcolm Turnbull has shown his utter ignorance on the global warming debate. He has called for people to defend the science of climate change, saying:
”We cannot afford to allow the science to become a partisan issue as it is in the United States.”
Perhaps he is unaware that the reason global warming is partisan in the United States is that there are other scientists criticising the theory, and not science itself. Is he also aware that the doubt over the theory stems from evidence? Is he aware of a single piece of empirical evidence that would back his point of view?
Rejecting the science was ”like ignoring the advice of your doctor to give up smoking on the basis that somebody down the pub told you their uncle Ernie had lived to 95 and smoked like a train all his life”.
The analogy he makes is ludicrous and insulting to all scientists skeptical of man-made global warming. To suggest that the likes of Bob Carter, Ian Plimer, John Cristy, Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen and Fred Singer have as much credibility in science as a random person from the pub, is the real affront to science.
”Those of us who do not believe the CSIRO is part of an international Green conspiracy to undermine Western civilisation should not be afraid to speak out and loudly, on behalf of the science.”
Why is it that people such as Turnbull, are under the impression that skeptics must be conspiracy theorists? When truckloads of money poured into one side of the theory while leaving the case for carbon dioxide undefended, there doesn’t have to be.
Malcolm Turnbull has shown time after time that he is not a team player. He might as well join the labor party. While the numbers in parliament are precarious, and his presence may be required in the case of a by-election in an ALP-held seat, he is proving detrimental to the coalition. After the next election, should the impending landslide eventuate, he will no longer be needed.