The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Prime Minister, <br> fire Maurice Newman.

Prime Minister,
fire Maurice Newman.

Dear Prime Minister Abbott,

Mr Newman’s dangerous campaign of misinformation about the science of climate change makes his influential position as the chair of your Business Advisory Council untenable. We urge you to fire Maurice Newman.

Maurice Newman’s arguments that the world is “cooling” and likening acting on climate change to ‘primitive civilizations offering up sacrifices to appease the gods’ fly in the face of the overwhelming evidence that global warming is happening, is caused by humans and that we need to act urgently to solve the problem.

We call on you to fire Maurice Newman from his position as the chair of your Business Advisory Council to show that your Government listens to the experts on climate change.

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1. Maurice Newman: “We’re ill-prepared if the iceman cometh” The Australian 14/8/2014. http://theaustralian.com.au/opinion/were-illprepared-if-the-iceman-cometh/story-e6frg6zo-1227023489894

2. “Climate Change Measures Like ‘primitive civilisations offering up sacrifices to appease the gods'” Sydney Morning Herald 14/8/2014. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/climate-change-measures-like-primitive-civilisations-offering-up-sacrifices-to-appease-the-gods-says-maurice-newman-20140814-3do0v.html