I’ve only now just had time to look at the text.
The idea that these words represent any kind of intervention in Australian politics is laughable.
The President was using the Great Barrier Reef as a local, easily understood example of how all of us are affected by climate change.
It says a lot about the dogmatic, ideologically-driven instincts of the Abbott government that they have prosecuted such a silly criticism of the US administration.
Form your opinion.
Here are the relevant words:
As we develop, as we focus on our econ, we cannot forget the need to lead on the global fight against climate change. Now, I know that’s — (applause) — I know there’s been a healthy debate in this country about it. (Laughter.) Here in the Asia Pacific, nobody has more at stake when it comes to thinking about and then acting on climate change.
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