Robert McLean's Podcast

The numbers, the numbers, oh, the numbers of climate change

February 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 87
Robert McLean's Podcast
The numbers, the numbers, oh, the numbers of climate change
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Robert McLean's Podcast
The numbers, the numbers, oh, the numbers of climate change
Feb 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 87
Robert McLean/Tim Baxter/Paul Barry/
Considering the confusing numbers of climate change
Show Notes

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison was given space in Tuesday's Melbourne Age to give his view about why it was not necessary to put a wrecking ball through the economy to combat climate change.
Interestingly his view was challenged, or examined by the ABCs Media Watch, which pointed out that a paper on which Mr Morrison had depended to make his point was not peer reviewed and a second opinion had not been sought.
The report, a four-page document, on which Mr Morrison relied was from BAE Economics and carried the name of Dr Brian Fisher and was entitled "Economic consequences of some alternative Australian climate policies".
Interestingly, just before this happened the Climate and Energy College from the University of Melbourne, staged a webinar featuring a fellow from the Melbourne Law School and an associate of the Australia-German Climate and Energy College, Tim Baxter, entitled "In a Canter? Demystifying Australia's Emissions Budget for Paris".



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