Wake up corporate Australia! The country’s in the grip of religious climate denialism

Corporate Australia in denial over climate change, former coal exec Ian Dunlop says, ABC News, By Nonee Walsh  15 Aug 2014,  Corporate Australia is in complete denial about climate change, according to former fossil fuels executive and energy commentator Ian Dunlop.
Mr Dunlop, a former chairman of the Coal Association, said business should be condemning the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council (BAC), Maurice Newman, for claiming the Earth is cooling…….

Mr Dunlop said not a single voice had been raised by peak business about the appointment of so-called climate change deniers to advise government.

Newman,-Maurice-ideas“The appointment of Maurice Newman, Dick Warbuton and David Murray are evidence of the real problem that we have,” Mr Dunlop said.

“The Government is in complete denial on this and unfortunately I believe that most of corporate Australia is in the same position.

“I would have expected that corporate leaders would be coming out and really making their voices heard, because this is the big issue that is going to affect the corporate world.”

Mr Dunlop said the scientists Mr Newman quoted had been debunked………

Mr Dunlop does not expect to see political leadership on the issue, “because it is too hard under the adversarial system”.

“We have never had in this country a serious discussion on what climate change really means, it been dumbed down by both sides of politics,” he said.

“Here it is going to have to be business that leads … it requires people at the top of the corporations to get off their backsides and start to take account of the risks that we face and the opportunities, in a genuinely objective way.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-15/corporate-australia-in-denial-over-climate-change-dunlop-says/5674122


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