Appoint a Royal Commission to scientifically evaluate Australia’s climate energy and policies. This is an e-petition currently before the Australian Parliament. I signed. Let’s settle this.
If the Government is genuinely interested in dispassionately resolving the polarized climate and energy debate, it should welcome this Royal Commission. It was suggested by Alan Kohler.
No one among the public, the policy-making ministers, the bureaucrats, the corporate and management class, the public intellectuals, or our journalists, has ever seen and understood the empirical evidence in support of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW). Why do the climate scientists believe in CAGW? Is there any empirical evidence? Can we see this evidence? What due diligence has been done so far?
This Royal Commission, as Alan suggests, will fill a critical need. Alan Kohler has called for a Royal Commission suggesting
… a review of the evidence on [climate change and energy] in which everyone is required [under oath] to tell the truth. — The Australian Sept 21, 2019
Alan is alluding to those who are skeptical of CAGW. He wants everyone on board with combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions.
Policies are supposed to be “science based” and “evidence based,” so we all need to know what the evidence is. The public only ever hear or see people — including scientists — giving their opinions on climate change. But opinions are not evidence.
Who could object to this?
The petition is here.