Scott Morrison Is Sick Of Being “Bullied” About Climate Change
"The argument that inner city lefties are the only ones concerned about climate just won’t cut it anymore. It’s dumb. This is an issue bigger than political, physical or ideological divide."
Are you one of those inner-city voters that was under the illusion that putting pressure on the government to act on climate change might make our Prime Minister stop and think?
Well, silly you. This morning he appeared on The Today Show to say he would not be “bullied” into changing his position on climate change by inner-city voters.
Apparently asking our leader to look at the evidence supplied by scientists, economists, fire fighters and other climate change experts is bullying now, ok?
“Hazard reduction is as important, if not more than, emissions reduction.” @ScottMorrisonMP on the sports grant saga and Nationals leadership spill taking focus from the bushfire crisis on the first day back for parliament. #9Today pic.twitter.com/ZyP3waJ5Fk
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 4, 2020
Scott Morrison was discussing the leadership spill within the Nationals party, their coalition partner famous for dismissing climate action.
He said working with the Nationals made sure they delivered “sensible, balanced policies, particularly on things like climate change”. Because pushing for more coal-fired power stations sounds sensible right now.
So, what @ScottMorrisonMP is saying is he won’t listen to the public concern about #climatechange and our demands for real action. He is so beholden to the coal lobby that he will not consider actually reducing emissions. Instead he is relying on an accounting trick.
— 🔥💧 An UnQuiet Australian (@UnQuietAust) February 5, 2020
How ridiculous @ScottMorrisonMP
….the argument that inner city lefties are the only ones concerned about climate just won’t cut it anymore. It’s dumb. This is an issue bigger than political, physical or ideological divide. Act.
— 💧rabble rouser (@mrl58) February 5, 2020
“We listen to all Australians and we listen to Australians right across the country, not just those in the inner city,” Morrison said.
“So we won’t be bullied into higher taxes or higher electricity prices.”
“What we’ll do is take practical action that deals with these challenges, and that challenge is living in a hotter, drier and longer summer where the risk of these bushfires we need to be more resilient to.”
Please define inner city because don’t 80% of the population live in cities? Haven’t thought this through @ScottMorrisonMP . If not them, then who are you listening to?
— Grumbletonian (@PhilWaren) February 5, 2020
— Jessica Leigh (@jessica_leigh75) February 5, 2020
👋 from North East Tasmania.
Believing in science doesn’t make a person a bully.
— David Leigh (@ecobard) February 5, 2020
What’s Wrong With Inner-City Voters?
Inner-city voters have been a popular target for dinosaur politicians who find climate change a very inconvenient reality.
At the height of the bushfire crisis Nationals leader (and Deputy PM) Michael McCormack attacked the “raving inner-city lunatics” and “woke capital-city greenies” who were talking about the impact climate change was having on the fire season.
Ahead of the last federal election an ABC analysis found that nine of the ten most left-leaning electorates are all in the inner suburbs of our capital cities.
The top ten most right-leaning electorates are all in rural areas.