It is almost beyond comprehension that our government would embrace a policy that is designed to hurt every single Australian - making everyone pay more for their power, and deliberately destroying jobs....Terry McCrann -- Herald Sun
IT’S still not too late to abandon your carbon tax madness. Your tax promises to be the single most destructive thing that any government in Australian history has ever done.
It is almost beyond comprehension that our government would embrace a policy that is designed to hurt every single Australian – making everyone pay more for their power, and deliberately destroying jobs….
All, to absolutely no point, as you should be finding out right now in Rio de Janeiro.
Nothing could be more certain than the tax will have to be dumped at some point in our future – when we wake from the nightmare. When the damage it is doing will become so painfully obvious.
It would be much, much better, even at this late stage, if you stopped it before it started.
Tim Wilson was at the Rio+20 summit at which 50,000 delegates jetted in to talk about lessening man’s footprint on the environment. What sort of carbon footprint does 50,000 seats on airplanes create? Here’s what Tim observed:
Cars waiting to transport delegates from Cococabana beach to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Not hybrids. Meanwhile, buses run only a few metre away.
Read the final draft document of the Rio+20 conference. You will be astonished by its utter vacuity. It is 49 pages of pap, expressing nothing but platitudes and mawkish sentimentality, with a dose of health-spa green religion. The only thing to interrupt the droning is the occasional vigorous shake of the collection tin for the United Nations and its army of bureaucrats. And prime ministers are sitting there, nodding, clapping and signing this drivel?
Just check out this cheap New Age green mysticism in the final draft:
39. We recognize that the planet Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that Mother Earth is a common expression in a number of countries and regions and we note that some countries recognize the rights of nature in the context of the promotion of sustainable development. We are convinced that in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environment needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature.
40. We call for holistic and integrated approaches to sustainable development which will guide humanity to live in harmony with nature and lead to efforts to restore the health and integrity of the Earth’s ecosystem.
The trip used a lot of carbon flying there, the deal was done before she arrived, but Greens Senator Larissa Waters was still in Rio and finding ways to have pointless fun:
Of course, these wonderfully brilliant and talented intellects who do not mind spending others’ money, never considered implementing this Summit (code for junket) by teleconference so as not to create such enormous carbon emissions themselves!