Rupert Murdoch Says Climate Change Should be Treated with “Much Scepticism”

In a recent interview with Sky News, media tycoon and aspiring Bond villain Rupert Murdoch gave his honest and unfiltered opinions about Tony Abbott and climate changeThe Age went ahead and plucked out some of the highlights, and they’re pretty great.
For the sake of spicing things up a little bit, let’s do this next part in the form of a multiple choice. Of the Prime Minister, Mr Murdoch said “Tony Abbott is …”:
a) “… facing his biggest challenge yet from a hostile Senate.”
b) “… the spawn of Satan.”
c) “… slipping a bit in the polls.”
d) “… an admirable, honest and principled man.”
If you guessed ‘b’, you may be an avid Q&A viewer and live-tweeter. If you guessed ‘d’, however, you’d be bang on the money. 
Mr Murdoch qualified this statement by saying that he’d only met Mr. Abbott “three or four times”, and maybe actually doesn’t have that much confidence in his abilities?
“[How] much does he understand the free markets and what should be happening?” Murdoch went on to say. “I don’t know. Only time will tell. It’s too early to make a judgement on this government.” 
Though he’s neither here nor there on Abbott, Rupert Murdoch does have some pretty firm opinions on climate change – specifically, that the debate surrounding it is a bit of a crock, and deserves to be treated with “much scepticism.”

“If the sea level rises six inches, that’s a big deal in the world, the Maldives might disappear or something, but OK, we can’t mitigate that, we can’t stop it, we have to stop building vast houses on seashores.” 

“The world has been changing for thousands and thousands of years,” he added, saying that, if the temperature rises three degrees in 100 years, then “at the very most, one of those would be man-made.”
On the one hand, you kinda have to admire Rupert Murdoch for his brazenness – behold the field in which he grows his fucks, lay thine eyes upon it and see that it is barren.

On the other hand, he’s not going to have to deal with said rising temperatures and sea levels in his lifetime, so that’s someone else’s problem.

Stay tuned for Rupert Murdoch’s next Sky News exclusive, when he tackles the subject of those damn kids on his damn lawn.

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