Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emissions Trading another complex form of Tax

“... a complex form of taxation designed to enhance the moral vanity of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and those who believe Australia can make a difference to human-induced global warming ...”

The sum and substance of Piers Akerman arguement!

THE Rudd Labor Government’s newest program - the Carbon Reliance Abatement Program (CRAP) - makes no sense. It is a complex form of taxation designed to enhance the moral vanity of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and those who believe Australia can make a difference to human-induced global warming. Even if there were any evidence beyond the IPCC’s faulty modelling to demonstrate that humans are responsible for global warming - which the last decade’s weather would indicate has stalled or even reversed - it should be noted that Australia is responsible for approximately 1.3 per cent of the total anthropogenic global emissions. The 18 nations ranked ahead of Australia (the European Union is shown as one) by CO2 emissions account for 89 per cent of the total. Sydney University’s Professor Tom Hubble explained in 2005:

“Natural climate change, of similar and greater size as that projected for anthropogenic greenhouse warming, has occurred many times during the last million years and as far as we can tell throughout the history of the planet.”

This is of no consequence to Environment Minister Penny Wong, who launched the Rudd Government’s Green Paper on emission trading yesterday and recommitted Labor to reducing Australia’s emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 - that is, cutting by slightly more than half our 1.3 per cent contribution of the globe’s emissions. May we ask for what purpose, and at what price to the nation, are we to endure this? more >>

(Via The Australian Conservative)

Weird, wonderful, and scary, that's the direction Australian federal politics is taking. An obsessed labor party lead by an equally obsessed leader, underpinned by unions with the greens holding the balance of power in the senate, all hell bent on propagating misconceptions, myths and fabrications to access billions from the corporate sector.

Gleaming economic legacy now threatened by leftist consensus …

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