Nuclear physicist and West Australian MP Denis Jensen, former ministers and NSW backbenchers Jackie Kelly and Danna Vale, and Northern Territory MP Dave Tollner say the hypothesis of “anthropogenic" or human created global warming was based on theoretical models and unproven economic assumptions.
In a dissenting chapter to a parliamentary report, the four labelled as fanatics those who believe humans are causing climate change.
"The science related to anthropogenic global warming is not, despite the assurances of some, settled in the scientific community,'' they wrote.
"Another problem with the view that it is anthropogenic greenhouse gases that have caused warming is that warming has also been observed on Mars, Jupiter, Triton, Pluto, Neptune and others.
Australians have many wonderful descriptions for people like this, including:
- a sandwich short of a picnic
- not the sharpest knife in the drawer
- a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock
Really, John Howard, ten points behind in the polls, needs this stupidity like a hole in the head at the moment.