Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott upset leftists last year when he told Neil Mitchell the NSW fires were not a result of climate change.
Now the Abbott government is set to cut more than 90% of the funding related to global warming from their annual budget.
The Daily Caller reported:
Australiaâ€™s conservative coalition isÂ set to cut more than 90 percentÂ of the funding related to global warming from their budget, from $5.75 billion this year to $500 million, over the next four years.
Environmentalists and leftist politicians in the country protested the move by conservative Liberal Party Prime Minister Tony Abbottâ€™s governing coalition to slash funding for climate programs, arguing such funding for green energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions were necessary to stop global warming.
But Abbottâ€™s government shot back, saying that the country needed to reduce the size of government and improve the economy.
â€śThe coalition government acknowledges the role of renewable energy in Australiaâ€™s energy mix,â€ťÂ saidÂ Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. â€śThere is over $1 billion in funding for existing renewable projects to be completed over the coming years.â€ť
â€śGiven the tight fiscal environment as a result of [liberal] Laborâ€™s legacy of debt and deficit, the government considers there is a very significant investment in renewable energy,â€ť MacFarlane added.
Abbottâ€™s Liberal-National coalition won a landslide victory in Australiaâ€™s election last fall. One of the main promises of Abbottâ€™s coalition was to repeal the countryâ€™s carbon tax and costly environmental agenda.