Because people make a lot of money and end up as billionaires does not guarantee that they are honest, truth-telling individuals. Sadly!
There are numerous links on Google, of which this is one, which tell us quite clearly that major oil companies (aided and abetted by all other fossil fuel companies) have totally pulled the wool over our eyes. And, possibly, some governments have been complicit, thanks to bribes disguised as generous party donations.
We ARE in a climate emergency because we have allowed nearly 40 years to go by during which the fossil fuel companies have made massive profits for their shareholders, while the emissions from their products have been damaging our atmosphere and steadily raising temperatures.
Along with this, increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events have been wreaking havoc all round the world.
Scott Morrison mocked Bill Shorten for not putting a figure on the cost of action against global warming.
Did anyone hear Morrison answer the question “What will be the cost of repairing the damage done by these extreme weather events and who will cover it when insurance companies refuse to provide insurance?”
If you Google “What is today’s CO2 reading in ppm?” the answer (on 22/05/19) is:
“The average concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere topped 411 parts per million in May. In April – the previous month – the concentration hit 410 ppm for the first time in recorded history. These are the highest CO2 levels in the 800,000 years for which we have good data.”
And further research will tell you this is exactly in line with the oil companies modelling back in the 1980s!
And, unlike the advice from again-to-be Senator Malcolm Roberts, this is not a figure you can dismiss! The climate-warming gases have acquired that name for a serious reason!
In electing a Coalition government, we are now in danger of being committed to 3 more years of doing nothing constructive to save the planet for our descendants!
Do your own research, take off the rose-tinted glasses and look at the real, endangered world.
At 83, I could ignore the problem as I shall probably die before the worst is on us. But I have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whose lives will be seriously and adversely affected long after I am gone.
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