Australian Prime Minister Denies Link Between Climate Change and Wildfires

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With the wildfire season upon them, Aussie Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called climate change science “crap” and has denied a link between man-made climate change and an unusually high number of Australian wildfires.

Abbott had recently (September, 2013) been elected running a campaign against a previously imposed carbon tax. The irony is that most Australian voters do not consider the carbon tax a major issue (only37%.)

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