Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.
Maurice Newman, chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, said the real agenda was "concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook".
In a column for The Australian newspaper to coincide with a visit by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, he added that the world had been "subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years". ...
"Figueres is on record saying democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model," he wrote...
Newman said "hopefully, like India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott isn't listening (to the UN)".
But he warned that "having gained so much ground, eco-catastrophists won't let up".
"After all, they have captured the UN and are extremely well-funded. They have a hugely powerful ally in the White House," he said.
"They will continue to present the climate change movement as an independent, spontaneous consensus of concerned scientists, politicians and citizens who believe human activity is 'extremely likely' to be the dominant cause of global warming.
"And they will keep mobilising public opinion using fear and appeals to morality."
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