Emerson peeks out of the closet, then goes back in again
Days after being challenged here to come out of the closet, Craig Emerson peeks out:FEDERAL Small Business Minister Craig Emerson has split from Kevin Rudd and ministerial colleagues by declaring science is undecided on key aspects of the global warming debate.
Dr Emerson yesterday became the first minister in the Rudd Government to cast doubt on the assertion that scientific evidence was conclusive for a catastrophic meltdown of the polar icecaps if global warming was not curtailed.
He said he would like to see scientists settle the question of what would happen to sea-level rises and the polar icecaps as a result of climate change.
Sadly, Emerson embarrasses himself - and will once day blush at his timidity - by still hiding behind this deceitful evasion:“The science is in that we are experiencing climate change and we need to act to deal with it,” Dr Emerson told The Australian.
Give it time. Being sceptical will soon be the new cool.
Read it here.