Abbott Government uses Wikipedia, not scientists

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Hon. Greg Hunt – Minister for the Environment

 

Just when you thought that the recently elected Abbott led conservative Government could not get more embarrassing, the Minister for the Environment, the Honourable Greg Hunt has admitted to using Wikipedia to research bushfires and global warming and its relationship.

Now, I am personally skeptical of the argument that no global warming equal no bushfires for Australia is a very dry place known for its bushfire, droughts and flooding. We should not blame every bit of weather on ‘Climate Change’ as many like too.

That said, here we have a Government that is removing much needed funding from medical and environmental sciences, who have also abolished the Ministerial Portfolio of Science that uses Wikipedia for their research relating to the environmental science of bushfire and climate change. Greg Hunt tries to argue that he went to Wikipedia to see what people think overseas believe but that is not how you determine the point of view of people around the world. That is not the role of Wikipedia.

It seems that the Government, led by their Scholar, Prime Minister Abbott need to learn, understand and accept that Universities do not accept Wikipedia as a research tool for a very good reason. It is not reliable.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has hosed down suggestions of a link between climate change and increased bushfire intensity, saying he had ”looked up what Wikipedia” said and it was clear that bushfires in Australia were frequent events that had occurred during hotter months since before European settlement.

 
We in Australia are doomed to a miserable existence while this mob are in control.

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