Exclusive: Andy Pitman says ‘misspoken’ statement has been used by Alan Jones, Chris Kenny and Andrew Bolt to dismiss links between climate change and drought
A leading Australian climate scientist has said his views have been misrepresented by conservative media commentators, who have used a “misspoken” statement to dismiss the links between climate change and drought.
Prof Andy Pitman, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the University of New South Wales, has told Guardian Australia there are clear links between human-caused climate change and drought, but these links are indirect.
Bolt wants me to publish his reply in full. Happy to do so. He calls my email ‘pathetic, deceptive, ill-informed, evasive, pathetic, pathetic and wrong’ and asks if I’m motivated by ‘dishonesty, ignorance or malice’. pic.twitter.com/l4wPtnMxb9