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Wed, 2013-10-09 17:00Graham Readfearn
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Australia's New Prime Minister Surrounded By Climate Science Denying Voices and Advisors

WHEN speaking to script, Australia's new conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott will say that he accepts that human emissions of greenhouse gases are having an impact on the world's climate.

Yet the Liberal Party leader appears to be surrounding himself with ministers and advisers who reject the science of human-caused climate change, with the most outspoken anti-science advocate being Maurice Newman, recently appointed as chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council.

According to Newman, the current government's two key climate science agencies - the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology - “continue to propagate the myth of anthropological climate change”, as he wrote last month in the Australian Financial Review.

Writing in The Australian newspaper in July, Newman described the science of human-caused climate change as a “smokescreen” for “vested interests” and criticised US President Barack Obama for continuing to “champion discredited research”.

Last November Newman, a former stockbroker and chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was again dripping with hatred for climate scientists and “believers”, who he described as being part of a global throng of  “fundamentalists” who had “collected hundreds of billions of dollars from naive governments that adopted their faith”.

Since entering Government in September, Tony Abbott has already abolished Australia's publicly-funded Climate Commission, re-iterated his “blood oath” to repeal the country's carbon price legislation and has pushed on with attempts to scrap the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The CEFC has made a reported $500 million in loans since July which have attracted a further $1.6 billion in private investment to projects it has backed.

Mon, 2007-07-16 16:43Kevin Grandia
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ABC Australia's Tony Jones and Durkin Transcript

For those of the paper-print orientation, attached is a transcription of the ABC Australia's Tony Jones interview with “Great Global Warming Swindle” director, Martin Durkin.

Probably a good idea to store this one away. You never know when YouTube will pull down the videos.

Thanks to our anonymous friend in the UK for sending this on to us. Fabulous!

Fri, 2007-07-13 09:01Kevin Grandia
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Video: ABC Australia's Tony Jones Dissects, Debunks Martin Durkin

UPDATE: readers have emailed telling us that “Tony Jones Dissects” is incorrect. They suggest instead “Tony Jones massacres any shred of credibility Durkin may have had left. It's a total train-wreck.”

Here you go. The Tony Jones interview of Global Warming Swindle producer, Martin Durkin.

Below is Part 1. Click here for Part 2.

Wed, 2007-07-11 10:19Kevin Grandia
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ABC Australia to Air Durkin's Swindle

ABC Australia will be airing the UK-produced “Great Global Warming Swindle.” Following the show, Lateline host Tony Jones will interview the Swindle's director, Martin Durkin. There will also be a panel discussion on the scientific validity of the Swindle claims that will include well-known denier Bob Carter.

According to media reports , the addition of the Tony Jones interview and the panel were a compromise after much editorial in-fighting over whether to air the documentary.

Thu, 2006-08-24 10:04Kevin Grandia
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Ross Gelbspan on Australia's Lateline

Here is a video clip of DeSmogBlog's very own Ross Gelbspan speaking recently with Tony Jones of ABC Australia's Lateline news show (kind of the 60 Minutes of Australia).

Here is the realplayer version.
Here is the windows media player version.
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