Maurice Newman -- who Tony Abbott announced over the weekend would lead a new business advisory council under a Coalition government -- doesn't seem to believe in climate change. As Crikey reports
, the Deutsche banker reckons global warming is a "religion" with a "global warming priesthood masquerading as climate scientists".
But then, almost half of the country is in the same camp. As Bernard Keane reports
, new polling from Essential Research shows marginally more people believe in human-caused climate change compared to the same poll in October -- but it's still barely more than half the nation.
Among Liberal voters, some 58% of Liberal voters believe climate change is just "normal fluctuation" in weather patterns.
Which makes Newman the perfect man to advise Abbott on the business environment in an apparently unnecessarily carbon-constrained world. No arguments from us.
To those who believe the overwhelming scientific consensus, just know what you're getting before you vote.