Keith Duncan, Pimlico
After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate summit of world leaders, we must be left thinking, is this evangelical Pentecostal marketeer even capable of telling the truth? And smugly sitting beside him was ‘Emissions Reduction’ Minister Angus Taylor, the true architect of this ‘gas-led transition to renewables’ scam.
What we are currently experiencing is one of the biggest cons conservative forces have ever perpetrated on Australians. The Coalition is desperate to convince us voters that they are taking action on climate change; but spinning this crap to world leaders who are taking real action against the climate emergency is a whole different proposition.
To claim that the Coalition has already reduced our emissions from 2005 levels is a bald-faced lie, the only time our carbon emissions were reduced was during the Gillard Labor Government’s carbon pricing scheme (that Abbott scrapped); since 2014 our emissions have been increasing, to record levels in 2019. Morrison can’t fix the climate problem, he is the climate problem.
And what another disgusting display by Morrison of smug, contemptuous, cheap, lazy politics when he attacked inner-city dwellers by claiming, ‘We won’t achieve net-zero in cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner-cities’; rather than attempt an honest speech on climate policy. Hopefully, those chardonnay-sipping inner-city voters may show Morrison how they will achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, at the next election.