Senator George Brandis
Could you please explain to me, a citizen of Australia, (and as such someone you and your party should be enacting laws to protect and keep safe), why it is you think that scientists and people who have an intelligence and caring for this wonderful country and our unbelievably beautiful World, should debate proven science with just the opinions of people who deny the science of climate change? The people who deny don’t have peer-reviewed proven science behind their ‘opinions’. They deny for I guess many reasons, mostly fear of loss of wealth I should imagine. Your party and particularly, your leader, Tony Abbott, has much to answer for in his rhetoric as well. Then you have The Murdoch Press, perpetuating the myth of ‘lack of proof’ and of course your precious shock-jocks.
Your job, George Brandis, is to govern this Country in an intelligent, unbiased, way, for “we the people”. Your job is not to govern at the behest of the Institute of Public Affairs, whose list of 75 ideas for you to govern by, then added another 25, it seems you are gradually working your way through.
The climate is changing, I am in my 60s, and am noticing many things. We have just had our 3rd Category 5 cyclone threatening Far North Queensland in 8 years, the last one just two (2) years ago. This is not normal. This is scarey. This is going to be extremely costly for Government. Constant Infrastructure repairs, compensation, damage repairs, lost lives, all through catastrophic weather events, happening now. Fires, floods, high-catogory cyclones, drought. Time your Government had a change of heart. Re-instituted the Climate Council, and all departments related to working to mitigating our carbon pollution. Time you relented on your stance to repeal the Carbon (not tax) Trading Scheme. Time you appointed a Minister for Science. Time you actually started to govern for “we the people” and not for the corporations, mining barons and upper echelon. Time you stopped re-inventing the truth.
Yes this is hard-hitting but I am appalled at the direction you and your government are taking this wonderful Country, Australia. The environmental damage you are advocating, the disregard for the flora and fauna of Australia, that is our bio-diversity, the very thing that keeps us alive and healthy. The mining which is destroying our land.
Yes, it is time you had a change of direction and actually cared for the people of Australia.