Terminating Abbott won’t knock-off the climate sceptics

Abbott's dire position in the polls might be thought to favour backflips on his unpopular attacks on renewable energy. But the emergence of MP Dennis Jensen, a fervent climate sceptic, in the anti-Abbott camp, illustrates it may not be so simple.

Some may believe that Prime Minister’s vulnerable leadership position has enhanced the chances of seeing a more progressive, centrist approach on climate change policy. The view is that Tony Abbott and his government more generally have got themselves into trouble with the electorate by swinging too far to the right. Therefore they’ll move back towards the centre to recover, and this includes making greater efforts to constrain carbon emissions.

The public emergence of backbencher Dennis Jensen – one of the Coalition’s most fervent believers that all the major world meteorological agencies are wrong – as one of those wanting Abbott gone, illustrates it may not be that simple.

{{content.question}}

Mastercard

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access

Mastercard

Updating information

Please wait ...

Trial

Mastercard
{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership

Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles