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Morrison scoffs at IPCC report despite Australian scientist’s role

Australia must work with other countries to take “profoundly challenging” actions to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades, one of the country’s leading climate scientists has said.

Mark Howden (above), director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University in Canberra, said drastic changes would be needed to meet the global emission reductions outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

However, prime minister Scott Morrison has dismissed these concerns, claiming Australia is on track to meet its global emissions reduction targets “in a canter”.

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