The Courier
Sunday, 3 December 2023


Updated July 8 2016 - 5:22pm, first published 1:33pm

The truth will out

With her wish for a Royal Commission into climate science, Pauline Hanson has completed the Holy Trinity of requirements for recognition as a raving conservative. Having excelled in xenophobia and homophobia she now proudly adds climate change denial. No doubt Hanson imagines a like-minded group of anti-science Royal Commissioners including George Christensen, Cory Bernadi, Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt. However, as Malcolm Turnbull found, trying to clear the Senate of obstructionist ratbags, you must be careful what you wish for.  In reality, a properly constituted public Royal Commission would include the world's best climate scientists with experience in the physics, chemistry and biology of the atmosphere, land and oceans.

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