THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE: FIELDING July 31, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climate change, global warming, Senator Steve Fielding
THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE: FIELDING
Australia.to News, July 30, 2009
Family First Senator Steve Fielding has written to all senators offering them a scientific briefing on climate change with Professor Bob Carter before they vote on the Rudd Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
“This is the biggest economic decision in this country’s history,” Senator Fielding said.
“I can’t see how any responsible senator could vote on an emission trading scheme without listening to what the world of science has to say on the issue.
The briefing will take place on 12 August, the day after Parliament resumes.
“I also wrote to the government’s climate change expert, Professor Will Steffen, but he declined my invitation to provide senators with a briefing,” Senator Fielding said.
“I’m at a loss as to why Professor Steffen doesn’t want to put forward his position if he believes in it so strongly.
“Given the science is still inconclusive I’m not willing to gamble with thousands of Australian jobs and escalating electricity prices.
“This decision is too important to be voted along party lines. If we don’t get it right we could be paying for the consequences for years to come.
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