The Australian prime minister’schief business adviser has accused the United Nations
of using debunked climate change science to lead a new world order –
provocative claims made to coincide with a visit from the top UN climate
Christiana Figueres, who heads the UN framework convention on
climate change, touring Australia this week, urged the country to move
away from heavily polluting coal production.
Under Tony Abbott’s leadership, Australia has been reluctant to
engage in global climate change politics, unsuccessfully attempting to
keep the issue off the agenda of the G20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane
Maurice Newman, the chairman of Abbott’s business advisory council and a climate change sceptic with a history of making provocative statements, said the UN was using false models showing sustained temperature increases to end democracy and impose authoritarian rule...Continue reading...