AUSTRALIA – British naturalist Sir David Attenborough says the “moment of crisis” has come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments’ targets for decades in the future were not enough to save the planet.
“I think that’s what Australians would want to know coming out of this bushfire season, ultimately, that the resilience efforts that are being made at all levels are meeting the need,” Mr Morrison said.
“Our policy is to reduce emissions, to build resilience and to focus on adaptation. All of these are the necessary responses to what’s happening with our climate.”
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said climate change denial had “infected our politics” in Australia, in an essay he wrote for US-based news magazine Time.
“These fires show that the wicked, self-destructive idiocy of climate denialism must stop,” Mr Turnbull said.