Maurice Newman, an influential Australian Government Advisor, attacks Climate Alarmism
Maurice Newman, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, has published a scathing attack on climate alarmism in “The Australian”, a prominent Aussie daily newspaper.
According to Newman, the world is wearying of constant catastrophism.
“The world is also suspicious of the constant politicisation of science and the attacks meted out to anyone who dares to question the official line. It is asking how personal abuse and the resort to authority and slogans can substitute for reasoned scientific debate.”
Newman cites several examples of bullying, and asks “How many lesser careers have been derailed and projects unfunded because they deviated from the authorised narrative?”
“… as the proof of human-induced global warming evaporates, an orchestrated push for more extreme policy action continues. The celebration of Australia’s 0.8 per cent drop in CO2 “pollution”, the biggest reduction in 24 years (subject to revision), didn’t satisfy the abatement zealots. They want higher taxes and more challenging targets.”
The influence of Maurice Newman on Australian Government policy should not be underestimated.
Maurice Newman has had a distinguished career, and has served as chairman of prominent Australian institutions, such as the Australian Stock Exchange and the ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
One of the first actions of the current Australian government, upon winning the last election, was to appoint Maurice Newman to his current advisory position.