The article stated that she rejected scientific opinion that the burning of fossil fuels was the main factor behind global warming. She was quoted as saying:
"I believe man has contributed in some way to climate change – the exact extent is probably very minimal"The reporter then asked whether her belief was backed by scientific evidence. She said:
"I don’t believe it goes against the science. There is a lot of science and a lot of contradictory science."All well informed readers will be aware that the science on the causes of climate change is well settled. For Professor Hammond to say that it is contradictory is either a lie or an admission of gross ignorance on the subject; see my page on Why accept climate science?
The article in The Australian came out just a few days after tens of thousands of Australian kids, and enormously more in about a hundred countries around the world, seemingly all much better informed than Professor Hammond, took a day off school or university to strike for action on climate change.
Professor Hammond, with her abysmal ignorance or denial of science will be well suited to a position on a Morrison led opposition front bench following the May election.
I have argued elsewhere that to oppose action on climate change is a crime against humanity and that when a person in a position of power knowingly lies to slow action on climate change he or she is a party to the greatest crime in the history of humanity. On present indications, Professor Hammond aims to be one such person.
Climate science denier Christopher Monckton invited to Notre DameNotorious climate science denier Christopher Monckton was invited to speak at Notre Dame back in 2011. Professor Hammond was vice-chancellor at the time, so it seems likely that she would have been the source of the invitation.
climate science and the fact that most Australians want action to reduce climate changing emissions.
another page on this site "Why would you do that?"
Why would anyone choose to go down in history as a liar and a criminal by dishonestly trying to stop desperately needed action to reduce the climate change disaster?
Are the very temporary and selfish gains worth it?
Surely there are more important things in life than income and position; things such as
contribution to one's society and
Professor Hammond contacted for commentI sent a Facebook message to Professor Hammond informing her of this page and inviting comment on 2019/03/19.
After not receiving a response I contacted Professor Hammond in a Facebook message again on 2019/03/22.
In spite of the fact that Curtin has been considered a safe seat for the Liberals the coming election could see some surprises.
Andrew Tillett, in the
Financial Review, 2019/03/11 wrote that Perth businesswoman Louise Stewart, who made millions after selling her chain of healthcare clinics to a Canadian pharmaceutical company in 2014, confirmed over the weekend her tilt at Curtin.
Ms Steward was quoted as saying:
"I've got much more progressive views than she [Professor Hammond] has. I'm not embarrassed to say I'm a feminist. I think anti-feminism, anti-abortion, no sex before marriage philosophy belongs back in the 1950s."Ms Stewart has a Web page.
The Greens candidate for Curtin is Cameron Pidgeon.
It remains to be seen what other candidates may contest the seat, there can be no doubt that climate change deniers, like Professor Hammond, are very unpopular with the Australian people; Australians want to see a change to renewable energy.
Considering how fed-up Australians are with dishonest and/or ill-informed politicians and how out of touch Professor Hammond is with what the Australian people want she will face strong opposition from the Greens and quite possibly from GetUp!
On this site...Several links are scattered through the text above and many are provided in the other pages on my site.
End of coal: why the coal industry has a very limited future.
Ethics: a subject that many in the Morrison government would do well to learn about.
Greenhouse/climate change: the greatest threat currently facing mankind.
Killer coal: how the burning of coal kills millions of people world-wide each year.
Notre Dame University: can a university headed by a climate science denialist provide a good education?
Selfishness or altruism?: self or all?
Stop These Things; a very dishonest anti-wind power Web site admired by, and contributed to by, Mr Taylor
Wind power lies; Mr Taylor features strongly
Wind power opposition: almost universally dishonest.
On the Internet...The administrator of the Blot Report wrote a piece about Professor Hammond's bizarre beliefs and statements on 2019/03/19. Quoting a small part:
"Hammond has demonstrated that she either believes that all Australia’s climate scientists, the Bureau of Meteorology, and the Academy of Science are not capable of understanding the climate, or are all involved in a massive conspiracy."
Adam Morton wrote a piece for The Guardian, 2019/03/01, titled "Out on its own: Australia the only country to use climate funding to upgrade coal-fired plants".
RenewEconomy, Lip service and lies: Coalition’s response to the IPCC report; written by Joshua S Hill, 2018/10/12.
RenewEconomy, the Morrison Government's "breathtakingly stupid response to IPCC climate report", by Giles Parkinson, 2018/10/09.
Xihhua is one of many news organisations that have reported on British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's statement that he can show that renewable are cheaper than coal for electricity generation.
The Conversation factcheck, 2017/08/14, concluded that while power from existing coal-fired power stations is cheaper than new-built wind power, "as things stand today – wind power would be cheaper than coal as a new-build source of electricity." Prices for wind and particularly solar PV power continue to fall.
The Conversation reported that "Big firms voice lack of faith in ‘cumbersome’ and ‘impractical’ Emissions Reduction Fund", while Environment Minister Melissa Price wanted to continue with it.
As ignorant as Pauline Hanson?|
A choice she will regret?
Hammond is well suited to the Liberals
Hammond may not have an easy run
What does Hammond's preselection tell us about the Liberals