Senate debates

Monday, 2 May 2016

Questions without Notice

Climate Change

2:35 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Brandis. Last week Senator Di Natale and I visited reefs off Cairns and Lizard Island and we saw firsthand the devastation of the worst-ever mass coral bleaching event in the reef's history. Earlier this week, scientists found that the Greenland icesheet is melting a month earlier than usual and, globally, 2014 was the hottest year on record until 2015 was and until January, February and March of this year were. Last sitting week you told the Senate that you were not at all convinced that the science on global warming was settled. What will it take to convince you? Does the Prime Minister share your views?


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