Dr Gabrielle Kuiper is a climate policy expert. This article is based on a speech she prepared for the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science on November 18.
In which she says:
The science we need to communicate is that the time for delay has run out. We need to communicate which organisations are fundamentally responsible and what needs to change. This includes exposing the influence of fossil fuel organisations on our democracy; and how renewables are cheaper and safer and more reliable than coal; and how the best way to reduce transport emissions is to give people alternatives to driving;
That’s not actually science. That’s someone having a fit of hysterics.
If renewables are cheaper than coal then we need do nothing. No one will use coal and they will use renewables. Job done. If this doesn’t happen then the problem is that coal isn’t cheaper than renewables, which makes the statement purporting to be science wrong.