CO2 is environmentally friendly and global warming and the carbon hype are a scam. Even IF there would be global warming, then CO2 would have nothing to do with it, because CO2 lags 800 years behind rising temperatures! That is a scientific fact and if you watch ‘An Inconvenient Truth (Lie)’ again, then you will see exactly that relation in Al Gore’s fake hockey stick graph:
And yes, the hockey stick graph is fake and this is so obvious:
And everybody that doesn’t buy this BS invented by the elitists is called a denier!
ONE thing is clear about the carbon tax debate: everything is about to get more expensive – including the Government’s hold on power. There is much argy-bargy about whether or not Julia Gillard’s proposed initial scheme amounts to a tax. Of course it does.
This is the Government’s plan as Ms Gillard has outlined it so far. If this legislation is passed, after negotiations with Greens and independents, Ms Gillard will impose a fixed price on carbon, calculated per tonne of carbon emitted by polluters. That price will take effect on July 1, 2012.
Ultimately, the system will be designed to morph into an emissions trading scheme, where the price of carbon (let’s say it starts at $20 per tonne) is determined by its market value, and everyone can buy and sell carbon permits on that market. So a heavy polluter could buy up permits, thereby allowing it to continue its activities, albeit at a higher cost.
The carbon price will rise or fall like any other tradeable commodity, depending on the level of demand, environmental conditions and the value of other investments such as bonds, currencies and stocks.
All this will, hopefully, deter companies from releasing carbon into the environment. Once the price of carbon begins rising, polluters will start cleaning up their operations by investing in alternative technologies, and so on. That’s the theory.
The reality, as we have learnt in recent years, is that our federal Labor Government struggles with simple, let alone complex, administrative tasks.
Fraud and waste were found in the Building the Education Revolution and home-insulation schemes, at levels that indicated a lack of planning and a disturbingly carefree approach to processes like tendering and oversight.
That’s a warning bell for the future emissions trading scheme.
Is this Government capable of administering a hugely complex and difficult idea?
Can Julia Gillard knock enough Green heads together to create something that makes sense – for the environment, and for the industries we need to keep our economy running?
And then there are administrative questions: How many bureaucrats will we need to run this scheme?
Who will decide how many carbon permits each polluter gets?
Who will oversee the decision-maker?
Which court will decide the inevitable legal appeals?
Who will stop the spivs and profiteers from banks and stockbroking firms making a fortune from this scheme, at the expense of ordinary Australians?
Then the really big questions for families arise: which prices will rise?
Will milk and bread go up?
Who will stop supermarkets, petrol companies, trucking firms and airlines from using the carbon scheme to jack up their prices at the expense of consumers?
And Ms Gillard has a frightening array of special-interest groups to satisfy.
Independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, both representing largely National Party-leaning constituencies, will have to answer to the farmers, miners and families in their seats when prices begin to rise.
The man charged with handling this tough issue is federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet.
Some business figures are already wary of Mr Combet because of his background in trade unions and they are preparing for a fight that will make last year’s mining-tax battle look like tiddlywinks.
Mr Combet is well known to harbour ambitions for the prime ministership.
If that is true, this is going to be his big test: can he help Ms Gillard design, negotiate and sell this scheme? The fate of the Government, not to mention the environment and the economy, may depend on it.
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