The climate change movement wants “a new world order under the control of the (United Nations),” and is “opposed to capitalism and freedom,” according to the Australian prime minister’s chief business adviser, Maurice Newman.
Newman argued in a May 8 Australian opinion article that while the climate-change movement presents itself “as an independent, spontaneous consensus of concerned scientists, politicians and citizens,” its “real agenda is concentrated political authority.”
Newman also claims “they [climate-change activists] have captured the UN and are extremely well funded. They have a hugely powerful ally in the White House. They have successfully enlisted compliant academics and an obedient and gullible mainstream media to push the scriptures regardless of evidence.”
Australia’s federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, distanced himself from these comments in an interview on Friday.“It’s not been something that I’ve expressed, it’s not something that I would express.”
Newman’s article also drew condemnation from the opposition Labor party’s environment spokesperson, Mark Butler, at a media conference.
“I’ve never been particularly clear why Maurice Newman holds the position he does hold given how central climate change is to the future economic prosperity of Australia.”
Butler added, “As the senior business adviser, what Maurice Newman said in the Australian newspaper this morning is no different to the sorts of things he’s been saying for years about this incredibly important policy.”
Newman has a history of controversial statements regarding climate change.
These kinds of comments would be laughable if he didn’t have the prime minister’s ear
In a 2010 speech to senior Australian Broadcasting Corporation staff members, Newman, then chairman of ABC, attacked the media for “uncritical group-think” on climate-change issues.
Newman also wrote a number of controversial opinion articles in 2014 targeting the climate-change movement.
In a January column, Newman claimed “the climate-change establishment” is solely focused on “exploiting the masses and extracting more money.” He concluded that the “theory of creation actually had a much better scientific basis than the theory of evolution.”
In August, Newman argued the world is cooling, not warming. Newman’s article drew the ire of many academics and politicians, including Butler who said, “These kinds of comments would be laughable if he didn’t have the prime minister’s ear.”
Newman has held his advisory role to Prime Minister Tony Abbott since 2013.
A range of groups have criticized Abbott for his perceived inaction on environmental issues, as well as his decision to appoint a self-identifying climate-change “skeptic” in 2014 to review Australia’s renewable energy target.
In 2009, Abbott described climate-change science as “crap.”
Source: National Post
At last someone who is not afraid to speak the truth. The world can look after itself. It has done for millions of years. All of a sudden we have to be mindful of our carbon footprint??? If anything, we are probably paying the price for the unseen damage to the atmosphere from the detonation of atomic bombs during war time. What about the atomic tests completed that were never reported.
It has been reported that the temperature readings have increased, but these figures have been tampered with to give us all that “distraction” with the “Climate Change Crisis“- meanwhile the elite carry on with their intended manoeuvres. Mr Abbott’s description of climate-change science couldn’t be put any better – “crap“.
It just leaves me bemused as to why Pope Francis wants to pick up and run with that dirty ball now?