Aussie Climate Advocate Cheers Howard's Ouster
Bill McCarg, a wealthy co-founder of Colliers International, supported former Prime Minister John Howard in the past but became a vehement anti-Howard campaigner in the Nov. 24 elections because of climate change. Howard was a climate change skeptic for most of his 11 years in power, and that's one reason why his party lost. McCarg spent $200,000 of his own money to get Howard defeated in his own district — the first sitting prime minister to lose his own seat since 1929. But McCarg lost his job, too, forced out by partners unhappy with his very vocal disgust over Howard's position on climate change.
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