Don’t let climate change debate steer us off course, says Senator


Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald is urging North Queenslanders to not put alarmist claims from the Labor Party and the Greens ahead of jobs and a robust economy. 

Speaking ahead of the Climate March in Townsville tomorrow, Senator Macdonald is calling for common-sense to prevail in the climate change debate.

“I have long accepted that the climate changes, but the notion that since the start of the industrial age, our actions are the sole cause are just farcical and fanciful,” Senator Macdonald said. 

“What we must do is work to minimise the adverse impacts of the changing climate that is, and has been, continuing for eons.

“As a region, and indeed as a nation, we also need to focus our efforts on ensuring our children have jobs. And generally, that means encouraging growth and development.

“The north is on the cusp of a period of major growth and development, and it’s simply ludicrous to think that by reducing our meagre carbon emissions, which are less than 1.2% of the world’s total carbon emissions, Australia will have any real impact on the world’s changing climate.”

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