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Australian PM Scott Morrison says removing hazards as important as reducing emissions

Australian PM Scott Morrison says removing hazards as important as reducing emissions”

"The reality is that half your trade goes to the European Union", Mr Turnbull told the BBC on Wednesday.

"It's just not consistent with the way in which a prime minister would or should act in a national crisis like this". "But we have to remember that bushfires are hardly unknown in Australia".

As the fires have raged, so has the debate about climate change and its part in Australia's destructive summer.

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has accused Australia's government of not doing enough.

Turnbull also labelled Donald Trump is the world's "leading climate change denier" and said the U.S. president was actively working against global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. "It's not just moderates that have seen the devastating impacts these bushfires have had on people, property and our handsome, natural environment", he said.

The wildfires began in September previous year and have burned millions of hectares of land, killed 29 people and caused widespread destruction to property.

The city has spent the past month choking on smoke from the deadly and unprecedented bushfires, which have renewed public pressure on the government over its climate policies.

On the fires facing Australia he said that "the fundamental problem that we face is that in too many places - the United States in particular and also in Australia - is that this issue of global warming, or global heating, has been turned into an ideological issue or values issue when it's simply a question of physics".

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"It is an extraordinarily irrational and self-destructive approach", Mr Turnbull said. He likewise ran the gauntlet on the surface for refraining from doing even more while in power.

Shortly before he was replaced, Mr Turnbull abandoned his commitment to set an emissions reduction target in legislation, in what critics viewed as a last-ditch concession to his party's right wing. The 2030 target of a 26% reduction on 2005 levels is one of the weakest among G20 nations.

But the University of Oxford grad, and also previous lawyer and also lender informed the BBC he was the target of a fierce political revolt.

"Now I'm not recommending that they utilize weapons and also bombs or anything like that, however their technique is one of scare tactics".

"That's what the Labor Party is saying and if others want to repeat those slogans, well, they're basically just running a Labor Party campaign", he told 3AW's Neil Mitchell. "Famously one of the successful stroke leaders claimed to me, "you need to succumb to the terrorists". "Trump is the world's leading climate denier. He says global warming is rubbish", Mr Turnbull said. "The lack of American leadership is extremely damaging".

"How many more coral reefs have to be bleached?" How a lot more million hectares of woodland need to be shed?

According to a report released by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Tuesday, 65 percent of Australian chief executives believe climate change is a major threat to business, up from 60 percent in 2019.



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