Scientists pressured to say ‘everything is a cause of climate change’

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says it might be necessary to “rekindle the benefits of unorthodoxy” to create an effective government response to climate change.

During Senate estimates a CSIRO official failed to explain why a previous CSIRO finding which said there was no evidence to suggest a link between climate change and bushfires was not found in a recent document explaining the bushfires.

Mr Canavan told Sky News host Chris Kenny it would have been “pretty easy” to include the fact there has been no evidence linking climate change and bushfires in the document.

He said climate change activists however demand “it has all got to be one way” and “everything is a cause of climate change”.

“Scientists sometimes feel that pressure too and are somewhat reticent to put the more complex picture into papers like this,” he said.

“It is very easy to blame climate change and that becomes the orthodoxy and cannot be challenged, yet it leads to some very poor policy decisions.

“Everyone apparently is saying if we shut down coal-fired power stations there won’t be any bushfires in Australia anymore.

“It is absurd but it gets somehow established as gospel in this place.”

‘Greta Thunberg never talks about the science’: Anti-Greta sensation Naomi Seibt

Self-proclaimed “climate realist” and “anti-Greta Thunberg sensation” Naomi Seibt says while she doesn’t deny the climate is warming, “the effect is absolutely insignificant”.

Ms Seibt said the world “did benefit from some amount of warming” because it encouraged “better crop yields” which she said allowed the earth to sustain a growing population.

According to Ms Seibt, Greta Thunberg’s rejection of the European Union’s proposal of zero net emissions by 2050 was “just another way to spread panic”.

“I have never heard her talk about the science so how is she supposed to know anything about the perfect political measures to take when it comes to climate change,” Ms Seibt told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“We need cheap and reliable energy” and “we cannot drive people into eco-depression, eco-anxiety and energy-poverty.

“It’s fantastic if we invest in research on alternative energy sources” but we must be careful not to “demonize alternative sources like nuclear energy,” she said.

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