Abbott out of step on climate change, says Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Posted by colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au on May 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM

(as if we did not know this!!)

by Tom Arup, SMH, 21 May 2014

Australia's reversal on climate change action will ultimately not stick because the rest of the world will make clear that it is unacceptable, globally renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs says.

Speaking to Fairfax Media, Professor Sachs said the extreme shocks and pain of climate change were now being felt across the planet and governments acting in an ''anti-scientific perspective or an extraordinarily short-term perspective'' will be surprised by the response from other countries.

''This government was surprised this week with the reception to the budget,'' Professor Sachs said. ''And I think it is going to be surprised by the global reception of its climate policies as well unless it begins to understand the real situation in the world and what's really expected of a country like Australia.''

 

 

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Categories: Big Picture - National, What We Can Do - Mitigation

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