Global warming alarmist Al Gore dined with Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night as the Palaszczuk government faced calls to pull its taxpayer funding from his “climate reality training” event.
The Conservative Party says climate change alarmism is a dangerous UN cult and nothing we do to try to mitigate it will make a jot of difference.
The Australian reports, the former US vice-president and Adani coal mine critic arrived in Brisbane yesterday to lead the Climate Reality Project’s Leadership Corps training for three days from today,
The timing of the event is inconvenient for the state government, which has been forced to fast-track the decisions on Adani’s approvals, after Labor was rejected by regional Queenslanders at the federal election.
Mr Gore’s trip has been embroiled in controversy after it was revealed the state government had allocated $320,000 for it, including at least $142,000 to hire the Brisbane Convention Centre and a project co-ordinator.
Taxpayer-funded festivities started last night with 30 guests, including Ms Trad’s cabinet colleague Steven Miles and federal Labor president Wayne Swan, invited to attend a dinner in Brisbane.