Many of you would have heard of the wonderful news that the Climate Commission has been reborn as the Climate Council:
Within 24 hours the CC raised $400,000 through crowd funding.
That speaks volumes – there are millions of Australians concerned about climate change. Tens of thousands are prepared to support good science.
The Gosford Anglican Church summed it up nicely:
In response to the vindictive actions of the Abbott government, the Australian public has responded in kind by breathing new life into the CC.
Andrew Bolt was instantly dismissive of the CC, gloating about the lack of interest:
ABC Melbourne is furiously promoting a fund-raising drive for this new Climate Council. Flannery boasts that a huge grass-roots reaction has produced $1000 overnight.
If my grass had roots like that it would be a dust bowl.
Err, not $1000 Andrew. $400,000 in a single day.
What does that tell you and your denier mates?
Without the backing of News Corp and fossil fuel funded think tanks climate scepticism would wither on the vine.
Bolt and the sceptics wouldn’t know a true grass-roots cause if they tripped over it and fell on their face.
A little John Lennon to celebrate the continuing work of the Climate Council: