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Flat White

Net Zero? The hypocrisy of the religious clerisy

10 November 2022

4:00 AM

10 November 2022

4:00 AM

It is a rootless age when 100 of the leaders of various Christian and other churches in Oceania can pen an open letter to Prime Minister Albanese demanding Australia stop ‘approving new coal and gas projects’.

This is not an area where they have any expertise, unlike morality. Whether from a practical or moral angle, this open letter is wrong.

Australia needs to produce more gas for its own use, and more gas and coal for the world’s use.

To deny that is to destroy any chance of a pivot to a low-carbon economy and to deny the role fossil fuels play outside the power...

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