Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

04 April 2011 – Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency says the Australian Government is committed to addressing climate change and reducing Australia’s carbon pollution.

The Minister, through a televised recording opened the Greenhouse 2011 conference and said Australia accepts the fundamental conclusions of science that human activity is causing carbon pollution leading to climate change.

Minister Combet says if action is not taken to reduce emissions, Australia’s climate is likely to change in ways that present grave risks to the economy, environment, and their way of life. 

He says while the consensus the scientific community is clear, the consensus within the broader community is not clear.

Meanwhile in concluding his speech Minister Combet says robust science is vital to understanding, and therefore appropriately managing, the impacts of climate change. 

The above photo of the Minister for Climate Change & Energy Efficiency was sourced from the Wikipedia website.

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