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Alan Jones slams Jacinda Ardern’s climate attack on Australia

Alan Jones has slammed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s attack on Australia at the Pacific Islands Forum.

Ms Ardern has declared “Australia has to answer to the Pacific” on climate change, saying New Zealand is doing what it can to limit global emissions and expects other nations to do the same.

Ahead of the summit in Tuvalu, Scott Morrison announced $500 million of funding for Pacific nations to invest in renewable energy and “climate and disaster resilience”.

But Alan Jones says she needs to look at the facts.

“Here she is preaching on global warming and saying that we’ve got to do something about climate change.

“If you want to talk about the figures… the fact is New Zealand’s carbon dioxide has grown by 10.8 per cent per capita since 1990. Ours has grown by 1.8 per cent.

Alan says the Australian Prime Minister needs to stand up for Australia’s position.