The timing of Ian Chubb’s comments could not be more perfectly designed, coming the
day before the Australian Parliament looked certain to pass through Labor’s Carbon Tax legislation, which it did earlier today.
Chubb has been a constant loud voice amongst those seeking a more responsible debate about climate change from the mainstream media, since his appointment in April.
Science was “under siege”, he told a meeting of the National Tertiary Education Union, while ridiculing theories of a “hush-hush” plot in mainstream science.
“(They) would have you believe that climate scientists, whose work supports the evidence that human activity is contributing to climate change, are cheats and frauds and worse,” Professor Chubb said.