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January 19th 2010 print

Val Majkus

Open letter on climate change

Lawyer Val Majkus has written to Australian MPs asking for a royal commission into man-made climate change claims and protesting that information on a government website "is misleading and deceptive and displays a lack of due diligence by the Government in the wake of Climategate."

Lawyer Val Majkus has sent an open letter to Australian parliamentarians. 

Until Climategate occurred I didn’t really think much about global warming; like a friend of mine I thought ‘well the Government is relying upon expert opinion.’  When Climategate occurred as a person with a legal background and with an open mind I did a lot of research on the web.  In light of that research I immediately wrote to Senators before the CPRS vote in the Senate late last year and this year I have written to Senator Moore saying dodgy science doesn’t make good laws; in the reply I received from her office I was referred to extensive processes which the Govt had undertaken.  However those processes all took place before the revelations of the Climategate e-mails and therefore do not address the trustworthiness of the science.  This must be addressed by a Royal Commission before Australia is saddled with a costly scheme to address a perceived problem which it is doubtful does exist.

As I understand it climate has changed in the past; is changing in the present and always will change.  The Government’s proposed CPRS proposes to address the perceived ‘science consensus’ that global warming results from CO2; that is man is causing global warming through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other atmospheric greenhouse gases.

My other concern is that the information displayed on the Government’s Dept of Climate Change’s website is misleading and deceptive and displays a lack of due diligence by the Government in the wake of Climategate.  Before any legislation such as the Government’s proposed CPRS is further debated and sought to be passed to address a problem which may not exist the Government must have a Royal Commission to determine whether Anthropogenic Global Warming caused by CO2 does exist as it is evident from the e-mails that the IPCC process has been so politicised and is untrustworthy. 

The complete letter is here