Climate Science must drive reform not cheap politics
FASTS commends the Government on consulting the science to guide its climate change reform plans.
It’s time for Australians to embrace sensible science and reject cheap politics, Australia’s peak science body says.
“While politicians debate the ins and outs of the proposed carbon tax, FASTS calls on all sides of politics to put peerWreviewed science ahead of cheap political arguments, ‘’ Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies Chief Executive Officer Anna-Maria Arabia said.
“When the Bureau of Meteorology warned tropical cyclone Yasi was on the way, no one doubted it. Why should we treat warnings from some of Australia’s top climate scientists on climate change any differently?”
“FASTS calls on all political parties to listen to the experts, to focus on the evidence including the same experts and evidence that advised Anna Bligh during the natural disasters that hit our shores earlier this year.”
“In March 2010 the Bureau of Meteorology said their observations clearly demonstrated climate change was real. Nothing has changed.’’
“The peer reviewed verdict is in. Action on climate change is too important to be derailed by naysayers and luddites.”
“Action by governments, business, and the community must be fuelled by certainty, not doubt,’’ Ms Arabia concluded.