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Jan 17, 2013

‘But it was hot in 1790’: Lib backbencher refutes climate change

A federal Liberal backbencher says a run of hot days 220 years ago shows Australia's recent heatwave should be more closely scrutinised for evidence of climate change.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The federal Liberal member for Hughes, Craig Kelly, has been ridiculed after he took to a climate change denial blog to compare Sydney’s recent heatwave to the oppressive experiences of the First Fleet.

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35 thoughts on “‘But it was hot in 1790’: Lib backbencher refutes climate change

  1. burninglog

    Where do the Liberals find people like this clown?

  2. Microseris

    Apparently people vote for this sort of stupid. Go figure.

  3. Recalcitrant.Rick

    I wonder what he will say to his Grandchidren when they ask “what did you do about climate change Grandpa?” Then again, he’ll probably just lie!

  4. jchercelf

    they may be right about Captain Cook’s arrival in hot weather, but there were not the ninth billion people there will be this year on plant earth to feel hot with him ??

    JC Herself

  5. jchercelf

    the majority of bridge players at my bridge club, do not think Glabal Warming is real, and do not think our world is in danger … but most of them beat me at the bridge table!

    JC Herself

  6. klewso

    This was “Fact-Packed” Kelly? Say no more.

  7. klewso

    Log, they get them made up and pre-programmed overseas and “flat-packed overhear”, by the containerful (check his own family company for the instruction manual).
    Then they just screw them together (after they’ve screwed their constituencies) and insert the batteries.

    [Do you think Cousin Jethro is natural?]

  8. Mike Smith

    Too much Chardonnay, I’d say.

  9. zut alors

    Kelly should take his own temperature before engaging in any more blogs.

  10. sparky

    The fellow is making some awfully big assumptions saying “It’s important to remember the temperatures our ancestors and convicts went through 220 years ago were without the benefit of the modern marvel of airconditioning.” Did the convicts not reproduce or is he speaking to a select audience?

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