The Cairns Post

CLIMATE CHANGE U-TURN

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SCOTT Morrison’s sudden U-turn on climate change is breathtaki­ng in its audacity. Two years ago, he called Shorten’s net zero by 2050 policy a catastroph­e that would kill Australia’s economy.

Morrison finally committed to attend COP26 in Glasgow after the Queen called him out. Now he is lobbying his backbench and the Nats, to take a token offer “net zero by 2050” to Glasgow.

Net zero by 2050 is what Tony Abbott signed Australia up for in the Paris agreement. but COP26 is about making deeper cuts to emissions to limit temp rises to 1.5-2 degrees by 2030! So Morrison championin­g net zero by 2050 is like turning up to a car race on a bicycle.

Then comes the revelation that Australia sent hundreds of emails lobbying the IPCC to change their report to favour coal power. This shows Morrison’s trip to COP26 is a smoke and mirrors means of buying climate votes.

Terry Hayton, Kanimbla

 ?? ?? A reader suggests calling for drone footage as well as dashcam footage. Picture: Getty Images
A reader suggests calling for drone footage as well as dashcam footage. Picture: Getty Images

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