CLIMATE change sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton believes a change of government in Australia would mean the carbon tax would be thrown out.
The British peer, who was in Albury last night, also believes there should be a review conducted on global warming.
Lord Monckton claimed many scientists were “now galloping away from this scare as they realised the science was collapsing beneath them” and that a new government would be sensible to hold some type of review.
He was talking to The Border Mail before making a presentation to 30 people at the Commercial Club last night.
“It should be a review conducted outside of the scientific and academic world, done in the form of a Royal Commission by a tough-minded high court judge in court,” he said.
“This way, each side can cross-examine the other.
“The other side would be terrified about this because they don’t like debate.
“We saw this today when they wouldn’t come and put up somebody in front of school children to debate a layman on this issue.”
Lord Monckton was referring to his talk at St Mary MacKillop School in Wagga yesterday where he put up a challenge to get an Australian Greens senator at the school so students could hear both sides of the global warming argument.
He believes his message is still strong and was happy to see 30 listeners last night.
He attributed the success of his third Australian tour to the media.
“I have been on national news three times in the month I have been here,” he said.
“That’s the main reason for coming to Australia — to talk on the media where you reach hundreds of thousands of people.
“I wanted to see some of the different regions in Australia and find out from the local people how the Agenda 21 policy is being pursued.”
Friends of Albury’s Stephen Purcell recommended he hear Lord Monckton.
“My friends saw him in Wagga a few years ago,” he said.
“And they said he was a very charismatic speaker.”
Lesley Frede had seen him on television and said it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
“I don’t deny climate change, but it’s not going to stop with a tax — people have to adjust the ways people think to save the planet.”