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Tony Abbott says climate change could be a GOOD thing because “far more people die in cold snaps"

Abbott is in London spruiking his views to fellow climate change sceptics.

By Lorna Gray
Do you want to burn up and explode in a molten pit of rage? (Well, we might not have a choice given the fact scientists have warned we could be suffering through 50 DEGREE days soon because of climate change!) But this particular boiling rage is reserved entirely for Tony Abbott.
The former climate change denier and former leader of our country has been speaking at the Global Warming Policy Foundation's annual lecture in London about, you guessed it, climate change.
He began by saying things are A-OK in relation to climate change in Australia. Well, well done us! We must be immune to the inevitable!
"In Australia the floods are not bigger, the bushfires are not worse, the droughts are not deeper or longer, and the cyclones are not more severe than they were in the 1800s. Sometimes, they do more damage but that's because there's more to destroy, not because their intensity has increased," he said.
He used the unwavering sea levels in Sydney's Manly beach as an example, stating 100 years of photographs suggest the northern beaches are the same as ever.
Abbott then suggested climate change could be a GOOD THING.
Why? Because “far more people die in cold snaps”.
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^A visual representation of me right now
What’s a bit of heat anyway, right?!
Well, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), climate change will cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress between 2030 and 2050. It's also destroying coral reefs and melting the ice caps. All good with you, Mr Abbott?
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Abbott also likened climate scientists to the 'thought police’ and name-checked former Liberal prime minister John Howard and Cardinal George Pell as previous Australian speakers.
He also said this:
“Environmentalism has managed to combine a post-socialist instinct for big government with a post-Christian nostalgia for making sacrifices in a good cause. Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods.
Abbott's speech comes as the Turnbull government appears to be abandoning a clean energy target.