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This One Nation Senator Wants You To Send Him Proof Of Man-Made Climate Change

Show him the receipts!

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One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has issued a challenge for people to send him proof of human-induced climate change.

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Roberts is a former head of the Galileo Movement, an organisation dedicated to proving that humans are not responsible for climate change.

Last week he argued that the United Nations and international banks are trying to impose a socialist global government through climate change policy.

He claims there is "not one piece of empirical evidence anywhere, anywhere, showing that humans cause, through CO₂ production, climate change”.

"If anyone in the ABC can provide me with the empirical evidence, the measured data that shows that human production of carbon dioxide is affecting our climate and there needs to be something done about it, give me a call," he told the ABC's Insiders program on Sunday morning.

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Roberts defines "empirical evidence" as "observable data, measured data".

"The challenge is still out there, if you find the evidence, let me know," Roberts declared.

This isn't the Queensland senator's first foray into climate scepticism. In 2011 he wrote a letter to then prime minister Julia Gillard, demanding he be exempted from paying the carbon tax and compensated $280,000.

Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

Contact Alice Workman at alice.workman@buzzfeed.com.

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