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Former Australian PM Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good' to Earth

Taking a dig at the existing views on global warming, Abbott said that 'In most countries, far more people die in cold snaps than in heatwaves'

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good' to Earth

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Climate change is ‘probably doing good,’ former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed to indicate his opposition to threats emanating from global warming. The politician made the statement in London while addressing a meeting of Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on Monday.

GWPF, which organised the lecture is a think tank that is openly sceptic about the existing views regarding climate change.

Abbott while questioning the existing concerns about climate change also likened the present efforts to take on global warming to ‘primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods.’

Abbott attacked existing policies on climate change pointing at the economic harm it has caused to mankind.

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Cautioning against what he termed as the ‘settled science of climate change,’ Abbott complained about the ‘inquisition’ like tendency to ostracise anyone who did not accept the existing scientific ideas on climate change.

He further questioned the fundamentals of existing scientific views on climate. Abbott said that climate change is indeed good for the planet. “It’s climate change policy that’s doing harm. Climate change itself is probably doing good, or at least, more good than harm.”

Claiming that there is evidence that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide is, in fact, greening the planet by improving agricultural output, Abbott said that increase in temperature is good as it will lead to more prosperity.

Abbott, who is affiliated with the Australian Liberal Party has recently expressed views that many see as a shift to a much more conservative political view.

 
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