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Submission on Adapting to Climate Change, Enhancing Victoria’s Capacity Harry Horvath EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By Harry Horvath


The issued Consultation Paper ‘Adapting to Climate Change – Enhancing Victoria’s Capacity ’ released in July 2004 cannot be classed as an “overview of the existing knowledge of climate change science ” and therefore it has failed to provide the public with all the relevant scientific issues on this topic. It has provided one side of the issue, much of which can be discredited with any careful look at the factual data. Therefore undertaking any sort policy initiatives, particularly spending taxpayer dollars on abating CO 2 emissions cannot be justified on any sort rationalisation; eg. Risk Management. The Consultation Paper does highlight the limited scope of the current research and its bias (blinkered approach) by the omission of other relevant scientific data. It is overly weighted towards modelling and concepts that are not supported by real data. Moreover the “Climate Change Impacts ” are not assigned any mathematical probability of actually happening and many of the proposed scenarios are too incredible to be believed! As a consequence of these deficiencies the Consultation Paper it cannot be used by the public to make rational comments or judgments on how to manage risk of a postulated future climate change. The Consultation Paper takes the stance that Anthropological Global Warming is a fact and has been incontrovertibly measured, even though there is not a single scientific paper published which has shown this to be true. In this submission I will take issue with the various statements contained in this Consultation Paper to highligh

Year: 2004
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