The real question mark in all of this is when is Mr Rudd going to admit, not that he's wrong, but that he just may not be right.
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Malcolm Turnbull today, in the headlines for the wrong reason, does not seem to know which way to jump on climate change.
He's now floated a new strategy but the suggestions are that he doesn't have shadow Cabinet support for it.
Well, may I direct his attention to a piece in the Wall Street Journal at the end of last month.
Rick Shaffer has a television job in America called the Money Show.
He's an attorney, a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law.
And he referred his viewers/listeners to a column that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal pointing out and explaining the growing scepticism amongst scientists and politicians around the world, including the United States, over the accuracy of the so-called unarguable fact that global warming is occurring, is caused by mankind and can be cured by mankind.
And Shaffer asked, why is it important for this to be discussed on the Money Show.
And he made the point, that to force industries and business to significantly raise their costs to meet environmental goals based on questionable science makes very little sense and will only cause more harm and greater difficulty to the economy.
And as he wrote: "To do so during America's worst recession or economic downturn in over 70 years is at best complete foolishness."
Now the Wall Street Journal piece of June 26 this year raised the name of Australian Senator Steve Fielding.
And it said Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming.
When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr Fielding decided to vote against climate change legislation.
The Wall Street Journal said: "If you haven't heard of this politician it's because he's a member of the Australian Senate. As the US House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon emissions scheme.
Well, are we?
The Wall Street Journal said "Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap and trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is shifting.
Again in the Wall Street Journal: "In April the Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging man-made global warming.
The Journal said: "In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading sceptic, today only 11 per cent of the population believes humans play a role.
"In France, Nicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country's new ministry of industry and innovation.
"Twenty years ago Mr Allegre was among the first to trill about man-made global warming, but the geochemist has since recanted.
"New Zealand last year," says the Wall Street Journal, "elected a new Government which immediately suspended the country's weeks old cap and trade programme."
The Journal said: "The number of sceptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the United Nations, 13 times the number who authored the UN's 2007 Climate Summary for Policy Makers."
Shaffer writes: "Joanne Simpson, the world's first woman to receive a PhD in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak frankly of her non-belief.
Dr Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a UN climate report, dubs man-made warming the worst scientific scandal in history.
Norway's Ivar Giaever, Nobel prize winner for physics, decries it as the new religion.
Shaffer writes: "A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton's Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled."
Says the Wall Street Journal: "The collapse of the consensus has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth's temperatures have flatlined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of CO2.
"Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar icecaps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans.
"A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon."
The Journal describes Senator Stephen Fielding as "so alarmed by the renewed science debate that he made a fact-finding trip to the US, attending the Heartland Institute's annual conference for climate sceptics.
"He also visited with Joseph Aldy, Mr Obama's special assistant on energy and the environment, where he challenged the Obama team to address his doubts. They apparently didn't."
Well, the real question mark in all of this is when is Mr Rudd going to admit, not that he's wrong, but that he just may not be right.
Malcolm Turnbull, you are worshipping at the wrong altar
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