Poznan talks get bogged down
AUSTRALIAN diplomats have been accused of helping turn UN climate talks in Poland into "groundhog day" by failing to support a proposal that rich countries look to the advice of climate scientists when setting greenhouse targets.
It is believed that Australia has joined Japan, Canada and Russia in wanting changes to a proposed agreement that says greenhouse cuts should be "informed" by advice that the developed world needs to cut emissions by 25-40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.
In other words, Australia does not want to acknowledge the role of "the published science" (which in effect means the IPCC) in setting targets, which is exactly right. The IPCC isn't science, it's political propaganda.
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