Last night on The Project, beloved co-host and part-time axe-man Waleed Aly all-but shredded beloved (to some?) columnist and climate change skeptic Andrew Bolt.
The channel Ten journalist lambasted the Aussie government’s unwillingness to sign a communiqué to cease government subsidies for fossil fuels at the recent Paris climate change conference.
Turnbull justified the refusal to overhaul rebates given to diesel fuel-using miners and farmers with the convenient confusion as to what defines a ‘subsidy’, much to Aly’s chagrin:
“Right around the world, developed countries are being encouraged to put an end to subsidies for fossil fuels and invest more in renewable energy.”
More than accustomed to heated reactions from his critics, Aly then performed a pre-emptive strike on Bolt, and specifically the News Corp columnists favourite graph that asserts no changes to the earth’s temperature have occurred over the past 18 years.
“This is Carl Mears, the guy whose graph you keep using. We tracked him down, he has a message for you.”
Aly then played a clip of the climate scientist serving Bolt the cold (but warming), hard truth – that it’s pretty clear the earth has warmed over the past 18 years.
“When you do real science you can’t just use the data sets that fit your pre-drawn conclusions, but you really need to look at all the data together.”
Aly ended the segment by worrying of a future where Australia fails to address issues of climate change.
“We stopped subsidising the local car industry when we realised it had no future…if we don’t stop subsidising fossil fuels, then it’s us, our children, their children, whose futures will be in doubt.”
Cue guitar solo: