Australia’s New Prime Minister Wants To Immediately Dismantle His Country’s Fight Against Climate Change
SEP. 7, 2013
Tony Abbott, head of the conservative Liberal Party, will be the new Prime Minister of Australia.
He’s a pretty controversial guy.
Among the contenders for his most extreme viewpoint is his belief that the science around climate change is “absolute crap.”
The full quote, according to a report in the Pyrenes Advocate in the country’s southeast, was the following:
The argument is absolute crap. However, the politics of this are tough for us. Eighty percent of people believe climate change is a real and present danger.
In his acceptance speech just a few moments ago, he named scrapping Australia’s carbon tax as the very first thing he hopes to accomplish in the next three years.