"The UK government’s climate change adviser has launched a scathing attack on
Australia’s net zero commitment on the eve of critical talks in Glasgow.
Lord Deben, the Climate Change Committee chair, told the BBC on Saturday there
was “no indication” that the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, had a
plan to deliver on the commitment to net zero that was “squeezed out of him”.
“It’s very sad that a great country like Australia should change our climate,”
“Because that’s what happens. If you allow people to keep on doing this, it’s
our climate as well as theirs that’s changed.”
Morrison is in Rome for the G20 summit, and on his way to Glasgow for Cop26,
after initially appearing reluctant to make the trip.
He says the federal government has a plan to meet the net zero target, but has
announced no new policies, no real details, and is relying on future technology
“breakthroughs” to meet the target.
Experts say the claim carbon offsets could reduce emissions by up to 20% relies
on a “gross manipulation” of data."
Via Glyn Moody.
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