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SCOTT MORRISON CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH – HE IS A CLIMATE FAILURE

December 13, 2019

Yesterday, rather than reflecting on his policies or committing to real action on climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked the credibility of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which ranks his government dead last on climate change policy out of 58 countries.
 
In a typical display of Morrison arrogance, the PM dismissed this fact based analysis by 350 experts because he can’t handle or admit the truth; he and his government are a massive failure on climate change.
 
JOURNALIST: Prime Minister just on climate change, you said there's a global effort, but Australia ranks last in the world on climate policy in a new global index. Isn't that an indictment of your Government's response?
 
PRIME MINISTER: No, I completely reject that report. We don’t accept that.
 
In response the Prime Minister’s attack, Germanwatch, which produces the CCPI responded that the CCPI is:
 
“based on standardized scientific criteria and a comparative measure evaluating a country's climate protection performance in relation to the other countries included in the assessment. The method used in the preparation of the index follows OECD guidelines for the development of composite performance indicators”.
 
Germanwatch also point out their assessment corresponds with the views of other independent experts.
 
Germanwatch cite many factors contributing to the Morrison government being ranked last on climate policy, including:

  • “failing to clarify how it will meet the country’s insufficient 2030 emission reduction target and inaction in developing a long-term mitigation strategy.”
  • “not proposing any further targets for Renewable Energy beyond 2020,”
  • “promoting the expansion of fossil fuels”,
  • being an “increasingly regressive force in negotiations”
  • being “criticised for its lack of ambition by several Pacific Island nations”
  • “the dismissal of recent IPCC reports,”
  • “not attending the UN Climate Action Summit in September”, and
  • “withdrawal from funding the Green Climate Fund”.

 
This is a damning litany of failure that no objective observer can argue with.

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