The Federal Government says its $4 million investment in the Bjorn Lomborg Consensus Centre at the University of Western Australia is a sign that it takes the job of reducing climate science seriously.
A Government spokesperson said Australia needed to take its fair share of the burden in muddying the waters over the future of climate action.
“Left unchecked, the effect of climate change evidence on our ideologies could be devastating, so we need to act now. The Prime Minister’s Office has taken direct responsibility for making real and lasting change,” she said.
She said the Government was currently putting targets in place to reduce the influence of real science by 20% by 2020.