Chief Scientist Sackett a raving alarmist
Here's a great opportunity for someone with a genuine scientific approach and significant influence in Government to cut through the usual AGW hysteria and take a dispassionate look at the science, not just the propaganda.
She said at the time:
"I believe that the people of Australia, if they have the choices that confront them clearly articulated in an open atmosphere of dialogue and if that is underpinned with scientific evidence, then I believe that Australians will make the choice that is the best for them and for their children."
A promising start, I thought. How wrong can you be, for Penny Mark II has revealed herself to be even more away with the Gore-fairies than Penny Mark I:
Professor Sackett has also warned the world only has six years to decrease its emissions to avoid damaging climate change.
"We know that the rate at which we are putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is increasing rather than decreasing," she said.
"We also know that if we want to maintain that level of climate change which we could measure by the increase in global average temperature to 2 degrees then we have six years to reverse the trend from increasing CO2 emissions to decreasing CO2 emissions.
"It's not long, which is why we need to begin to act now."
All recycled, political, IPCC-speak. Sadly, Ms Sackett, you are unfit to call yourself a scientist of any kind, let alone the chief one.
Read it here.