Australian leader: stepping up the fight for the climate will be indefensible

Kultilhængeren Scott Morrison points out that it will cost australian jobs, to abandon the traditional industries. prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison

Australian leader: stepping up the fight for the climate will be indefensible

Kultilhængeren Scott Morrison points out that it will cost australian jobs, to abandon the traditional industries.

prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, calling a call for him to do more to combat climate change seen in the light of the country's many forest fires, "indefensible".

It happens in an article published Monday in the newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

- We will not embrace the reckless goal and abandon the traditional industries, which will cost australian jobs, all the while they do not have any decisive influence on the global climate, he writes in the newspaper according to the australian news agency AAP.

Scott Morrison has been sharply criticized for its response - or lack thereof - of the many bushbrande, which right now is ravaging large parts of Australia.

The australian prime minister, has long supported the coal industry. Three-quarters of Australia's coal production is exported and has a value of about 67 billion australian dollars - well 311 billion dollars - annually.

Scott Morrison admits that there is a need for "real action on climate change across all levels.

But at the same time, he says, is that "it is simply false" when it is suggested that it would have prevented the current fires that are raging across the country, if Australia had revised upwards its climate change targets.

In an interview on Channel 9 on Monday morning rejected Scott Morrison a request from his deputy prime minister and coalition partner, Michael McCormack, to do more to combat climate change.

Morrison said that the call to do more for the climate is "politically motivated".

Even though the emissions of greenhouse gases are increasing in Australia, so argues the government, that it can continue to meet its obligations under the treaty of paris.

It can, according to the government, by using carbon credits from the previous reductions achieved under the Kyoto protocol from 1997.

According to the agreement from Kyoto, individual countries in their high-for example, subtracting the amount of carbon stored in forests, bogs and other landscape types.

In several australian states are fighting thousands of firefighters in the moment against more than 200 active fires.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 03:00

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