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Australia passes carbon tax

Australia’s carbon tax has been passed by the Senate. Be entertained as Piers Akerman goes barking mad: This is the day the Western tradition of science-backed advancement of the human condition was rejected in favour of paganism. … We are witnessing the beginning of the end game for Australia as we know it. … The…

Piers Akerman’s response to being busted for fabricating a quote is simply dishonest. For instance: The little Crikey website had a defamatory reference to The Independent and me, clearly unsupported by any research. If you read the story in The Independent, you will see that The Independent verified that the bogus quote did not appear…

Akermangate

The Independent tracks down the person who fabricated a fake quote used by folks like Christopher Monckton and Benny Peiser to attack John Houghton and scientists in general and it turns out to Piers Akerman in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. That’s bad enough, but look at Akerman’s response when contacted by Media Watch: there was an…

Ask Piers Akerman a question

Piers Akerman is appearing on Q&A tomorrow night. One of the main topics will be climate change. You can post a question for him at the Q&A web site, or suggest a question in comments — I know that at least one reader is going to be in the studio audience. You can read Akerman’s…

People outside Australia are probably unfamiliar with Piers Akerman, who is an absurdly partisan columnist for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. Tobias Ziegler finds Akerman not only denying the existence of global warming but also the existence of any criticism of Plimer’s book and even the presence of CO2 in the atmosphere.