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The Australian’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan says he finds net-zero “baffling and ridiculous”.

It comes as there is mounting pressure for Australia to commit to net-zero by 2050 and for the Nationals Party to agree to it before the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

“But I think the whole of politics in the west has become kind of untethered from reality,” Mr Sheridan told Sky News host Alan Jones.

“If human activity produces certain emissions, you can’t get a zero, net-zero is completely meaningless concept.

“I can see that you want to reduce your emissions and you want production to be as clean possible but so much of policy now is fantasy.”