Obama’s comments on the Great Barrier Reef

Thoughtlines with Bob Carr

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.

Here, a…

View original post 759 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Reblogs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s