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Stop the politicisation of irrefutable science

More of a thought here. Thinking back to about a month ago when the UNESCO scientific advisors recommended that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the “in danger” list, and the fury this sparked in the Australian government, who called it a “blindside” and attributed the recommendation to “dirty politics”. This is the real dirty politics. Why are governments so adamant to shift the focus (and blame), against the direction of irrefutable science? Wouldn’t it be a better look, with a better outcome, to take some responsibility? Obviously, taking responsibility here means making changes the Aus Gov doesn’t want to make (err.. climate action?). But it baffles me that politics wins out over science, time and time again. We should be governed by facts, not the egos of our pollies.
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