PARIS FAILS TEST OF RELEVANCE
Miranda Devine’s article about Prime Minister Scott Morrison states how he reiterates his position on the Paris climate treaty, from where he will not withdraw because it will make no difference to power prices, with Australia keeping its commitments (“Finally a PM who can kick goals”, 23/9).
Tony Abbott signed Australia up to the agreement but only on condition that it could withdraw if others withdrew and that the targets agreed upon were only aspirational.
Clearly, Mr Morrison should withdraw. For as long as Australia remains attached to the Paris Agreement, it gives credibility to an agreement that has already failed miserably.
It’s like Australia slavishly supporting the equivalent of a buggy whip company. It’s a lacklustre agreement lost and forlorn, an aspirational failure overwhelmed by more pertinent current events and industrial needs. LEE DU BRAY