By Steve Dellar  |  08-06-2018   News
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Faced with one of the worst droughts in history, many farmers in Australia fear it is not the right time to take extra measures to combat climate change at this point as their efforts will only make them poorer instead of solving the issues they now face.

Although the National Farmers' Federation welcomed government emergency funding for drought-stricken farmers, many urge the government to reconsider their climate policy, as science can prove that Australia’s efforts would have no effect whatsoever on a global scale.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Barnaby_Joyce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Barnaby_Joyce</a>: We have gumtrees dying and creeks are just rock. <br><br>The rain we had today doesn&#39;t break the drought. <br><br>MORE: <a href="https://t.co/51MTIvug4e">https://t.co/51MTIvug4e</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/newsday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#newsday</a> <a href="https://t.co/nmP3jJyw66">pic.twitter.com/nmP3jJyw66</a></p>&mdash; Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/status/1026329974695837696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spent the weekend touring rural New South Wales in order to speak to farmers on the ground, saying that they “appreciate the support the government is providing” whilst another member of his party, former deputy prime minister Mr. Barnaby Joyce, was interviewed on Sky Australia about the drought and spoke, amongst other issues, about the government’s climate change policy and what money is getting spent on.

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Mr. Joyce stated: “Do you honestly believe getting emissions down is going to have an effect on our farmers?”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Barnaby_Joyce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Barnaby_Joyce</a>: Do you honestly believe getting emissions down is going to have an effect on our farmers?<br><br>If I thought there was something we could do in Canberra that would change the climate and make it wetter then I would move the motion. <br><br>MORE: <a href="https://t.co/51MTIvug4e">https://t.co/51MTIvug4e</a> <a href="https://t.co/Amkrb9N0N4">pic.twitter.com/Amkrb9N0N4</a></p>&mdash; Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/status/1026335194423283712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“If I thought there was something we could do in Canberra that would change the climate and make it wetter then I would move the motion.”

The New South Wales region was faced with a little sprinkling of rain this morning, but this will not be enough to solve urgent problems.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM Malcolm Turnbull has backed up his recent &#39;listening tour&#39; of outback NSW and Queensland with an extra $190 million package to help farmers survive the worst dry spell in more than 50 years.<a href="https://t.co/hixcHMROBk">https://t.co/hixcHMROBk</a></p>&mdash; RN Breakfast (@RNBreakfast) <a href="https://twitter.com/RNBreakfast/status/1026278935821148160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. Joyce: “We have gumtrees dying and creeks are just rock. The rain we had today doesn't break the drought.”

The Australian government vowed to help farmers to try and survive the worst dry spell in more than 50 years. Farming families will receive emergency payments of up to $12,000.

Source:

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/climate-policy-wont-help-farmers-says-barnaby-joyce/news-story/ee0f43c6e60f6fcf9b39616c4ee35672

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