Is Tony Abbott a skeptic? Does anyone know for sure? Does he know for sure? He is on the record as saying the science behind climate change is “crap”. Now he tells us he’s a believer, and is pushing a pointless direct action policy. I, and I’m sure many other Australians, are unconvinced by this sudden change of heart.
He could well be prime minister sometime as early as next year. We have a right to know where he stands on the global warming issue. I suspect he is a skeptic, and that the reason he’s beating around the bush is the fear of a voter backlash. But, would admitting to being a skeptic really be that bad for him?
Warmists are still in the majority, but it is shrinking. People are fed up with environmental issues, a trend assited by alarmist propaganda. Cost of living is the highest priority for most people. His opposite number is dreadfully incompentent and the people who are most likely to be turned away already hate his guts. I don’t think it’s going to hurt him at all.
Abbott is almost certain to become prime minister within the next two years. While would be better than the incumbent prime minister, I am concerned by his lack of conviction on this issue. He’s best coming clean now, in order to better represent the views of skeptics in Australia.