Posted by: Grant | August 5, 2010

The Non Issue Of The AUS Election

Never in the history of Politics have so many on both sides made themselves look so stewpid – a doomsday cult fer crissake – like er DURH!


Climate of emissions trading cools
Tom Switzer
August 05, 2010 12:00AM   

"WE all know both Labor and the Coalition have jettisoned plans to implement an emissions trading scheme to tame climate change.

But Australia is not alone in failing to put a price on carbon. Global warming fatigue is setting in all over the world.

Canada’s cap-and-trade legislation is going nowhere. Japan’s weak and divided government has temporarily shelved its ETS in parliament. French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s carbon tax is blocked by the Constitutional Council. Public opinion polls show higher climate scepticism in Britain than in western Europe, North America and the Antipodes. Even when an ETS has been implemented, as in the case of the European Union, the policy has been a debacle: a collapsed carbon price, higher energy prices, and increased emissions during the first three years in operation… "

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