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Global Warming

Groom Failed to Prepare for “Super” Drought

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom, has seriously mismanaged obvious risks in his energy portfolio. This was demonstrated once more in Parliament this morning when he revealed his complete inability to plan for the future.

It's clear Minister Groom ignored warnings from climate organisations of a “super” El Nino that would hit Tasmania over last autumn, spring and summer. The severe drought warnings came nearly two years ago, and were confirmed in May 2015.

Drought Relief Welcome, Longer Term Planning Needed

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens welcome Minister Rockliff's announcement of financial relief for drought stricken Tasmanian farmers but we also want to see this government recognise that hotter, drier conditions are becoming the new 'normal' and longer term planning is needed.

The $10M loan fund will provide some relief for farmers who are suffering the economic and emotional consequences of drought but it won't help our producers adapt to increasingly frequent climate-related dry conditions.

Liberal Party: Heads in the Sand on Global Warming

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

The Liberal Party's best and brightest were on display today at their State Council meeting, with the Huon Branch moving a motion to just keep on emitting carbon dioxide and cross our fingers for the best.

The Liberals showed us their true climate colours today at their State Council meeting, seriously debating whether global warming was reality or just Green propaganda. 

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