Morrison along with the Fossil Fuel Industry haven’t changed they have simply moved from denial to less head-on tactics to delay climate action. Lomborg seems to get dragged out for an airing every time Cop comes around and Morrison has simply adopted what Abbott tried to make respectable as far back as 2015. It simply failed Lomborg’s Coppenhagen Consensus Council was seen for what it was. A promoter of Do-Nothing Governments.
Lomborg’s true value for the polluter industry and its fellow travelers in right-wing media is that he provides a thin veneer of seriousness and sincerity about climate change on one hand, while advocating climate inaction on the other. This cynical stance mirrors that taken by the fossil fuel industry, which has shifted tactics away from outright denial toward subtler forms of climate delay.