A natural climate alliance….from right to left

6 12 2006

Wooohoo!  We’ve got the Cockies on board.  From the ABC news item:

The National Farmers Federation (NFF) has joined calls for early action to tackle climate change.

Members of the NFF’s policy council have voted to become part of the Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change.

President David Crombie says the nation’s farming bodies need to involved in efforts to address climate change because of the impact it will have on agriculture.

His calls come as the Federal Government confirms that Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise by 22 per cent by 2020.

It seems increasingly clear that it’s time to put the “conserve” back in “conservative”.  The rural mob might be coming around to that point of view.  Indeed the founder of the Climate Institute is a farmer  from western Victoria who some have called the “white sheep” in the Murdoch family (his wife is Rupert’s niece).

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