Climate change is 'good' for humanity: Abbott

What the the former Prime Minister said in his now infamous speech

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that climate change “is probably doing good” because heat kills fewer people than the cold.

Tony Abbott

In a high-profile speech in London overnight, the man who was employed as Federal Minister for Health for four years also said declarations that the science on climate change was settled was being propagated by “thought police” in “the spirit of the Inquisition”.

“There’s the evidence that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide – which is a plant food after all – are actually greening the planet and helping to lift agricultural yields. In most countries