Scott Morrison hits David Attenborough back due to climate change

Scott Morrison defended Australia after David Attenborough hit the country for damaging the environment with coal production.

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In an interview with the Hack program of Triple J this week, legendary broadcaster 93 criticized the government for approving the new Adani coal mine.

& # 39; Do you think it is good that we continue to destroy the natural world? & # 39; he said.

But Mr Morrison returned from the US on Tuesday.

& # 39; I think there is a lot of disinformation about what Australia is doing, & # 39; he said.

The Prime Minister was not invited to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York because Australia did not do enough to reduce its emissions. Instead, he toured a Chicago McDonald's during a visit to Chicago (photo)

The Prime Minister was not invited to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York because Australia did not do enough to reduce its emissions. Instead, he toured a Chicago McDonald's during a visit to Chicago (photo)

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The Prime Minister was not invited to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York because Australia did not do enough to reduce its emissions.

Instead, he toured through a drive-in McDonald's during a visit to Chicago.

Morrison told reporters on Tuesday evening that he did not want children to become unnecessarily anxious & # 39; felt about climate change.

& # 39; I want children growing up in Australia to be positive about their future, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; And I think it is important that we give them the confidence that they not only have a beautiful country and a pristine environment to live in, but that they also have an economy in which they can live. & # 39 ;

Youth Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg, boasted world leaders in her speech to the UN summit this week, which Morrison missed while he delivered a speech in Chicago.

& # 39; People suffer. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the start of a massive extinction – and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth, & she said.

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& # 39; How dare you! & # 39;

Morrison says he is not concerned with the & # 39; nitty-gritty & # 39; on emission reduction targets and the Kyoto protocol and the Paris agreement with his daughters Lily and Abbey, 10 and 12 years old.

& # 39; But we talk about fossil fuels and we talked about what they learned in school, and I encourage them to have a passionate and independent view of how they see the world – but I also give them a lot of context & # 39; he said.

& # 39; I do not allow them to be distorted in one particular image.

& # 39; I also like to reassure them because the worst thing I would impose on a child is unnecessary anxiety.

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Morrison and his government state that Australia will easily honor its commitment to reduce emissions by 26-28 percent in the coming decade.

The country's emissions have increased since 2014.

& # 39; I always like children to be children – we can't grow them up like mushrooms, & # 39; said Morrison.

Leading natural historian and climate crusade Sir David Attenborough (photo) has lashed at Prime Minister Scott Morrison for prioritizing coal over the environment

Leading natural historian and climate crusade Sir David Attenborough (photo) has lashed at Prime Minister Scott Morrison for prioritizing coal over the environment

The 93-year-old said that Mr. Morrison (pictured with Barnaby Joyce) support for new mines and lack of action against climate change he didn't & # 39; damn & # 39;

The 93-year-old said that Mr. Morrison (pictured with Barnaby Joyce) support for new mines and lack of action against climate change he didn't & # 39; damn & # 39;

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Leading natural historian and climate crusade Sir David Attenborough (photo) has lashed at Prime Minister Scott Morrison for prioritizing coal over the environment

& # 39; But at the same time I think we should get some context and perspective in this. & # 39;

He plans to use his address at the UN on Wednesday to focus on practical environmental measures, such as the recycling of plastics.

& # 39; We need to take action against climate change, but there are actually issues such as plastic in our oceans that pose even more immediate threats, not just to the well-being of our oceans … but they have quite significant health implications, & # 39; he said.

Earlier, Sir David criticized what he claimed to be the Australian government's hypocritical actions in publicly acknowledging climate change without being willing to reduce the use of coal.

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& # 39; Do you think it is good that we continue to destroy the natural world? & # 39; he said.

Australia exported $ 54 billion in coal in 2016-17, and the industry employs 47,000 people, according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

In the 2018-2019 financial year, it was estimated that coal exports reached $ 67 billion.

& # 39; Australia, it seemed to me, was the right thing to say … and you are guardians of an extraordinary part of the surface of this planet, including the barrier reef, & # 39; said Sir David.

& # 39; And if you have been sincere and talking, what I see is the truth about what we do to the natural world, and then you suddenly say: & # 39; No, it doesn't matter how much coal we burn & # 39; … what do you say? & # 39;

The conservationist also said he did not believe that the then treasurer's move to bring a lump of coal to Question Time in 2017 was a joke because he won the most recent federal election with the idea that he would support new coal mines

The conservationist also said he did not believe that the then treasurer's move to bring a lump of coal to Question Time in 2017 was a joke because he won the most recent federal election with the idea that he would support new coal mines

The conservationist also said he did not believe that the then treasurer's move to bring a lump of coal to Question Time in 2017 was a joke because he won the most recent federal election with the idea that he would support new coal mines

Sir David said he didn't think Mr. Morrison was joking, as he claimed when he brought a lump of coal to Parliament in 2017.

& # 39; If you didn't open a coal mine, I would agree it was a joke – but you open a coal mine, & # 39; he said.

Sir David also said that he supported the Global Climate Strike, in which young people skipped the school and worked to take to the streets and demand more to limit the effects of climate change.

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In July, Sir David chose Australia for skepticism about climate change during a passionate speech before the British, British and Energy Strategic Committee of the British Parliament.

& # 39; I'm sorry that there are people in power … especially the United States, but also in Australia – which is extraordinary because Australia is already confronted with some of the most extreme manifestations of climate change, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; Both Australia and America – those voices are clearly heard – and it is hoped that voters will actually respond. & # 39;

He said that politicians and rulers cannot & # 39; be radical enough & # 39; dealing with climate change and environmental problems.

He has also credited young people for bringing about change, and said tomorrow's voters already understand the changes to be made.

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& # 39; It is very, very important that disagreements have a place where they can be heard and the arguments between the two parties can be worked out in public and compared and analyzed in public, that is very important. & # 39 ;

Sir Attenborough said the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef shows how & # 39; desperate & # 39; can be climate change

Sir Attenborough said the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef shows how & # 39; desperate & # 39; can be climate change

Sir Attenborough said the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef shows how & # 39; desperate & # 39; can be climate change

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