An Australian farmhouse encircled by flood waters 2014

Where are our leaders on climate change

Former chair of the Australian Coal Association writes:

Climate change is occurring fast and extensively, largely caused by human carbon emissions, with increasing evidence that extremely dangerous “tipping points” in the Arctic, Antarctic, the oceans and elsewhere are being activated, probably irreversibly.  Such talk is dismissed as extremism by the political and business incumbency, egged-on by talk-back and media acolytes.  Unfortunately, the evidence is piling up, along with the economic cost of extreme weather events, to the point where continued denialism is simply economic illiteracy.

Author: Ian Dunlop: He was formerly an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chair of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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