Wayne Swan and the Carbon Tax (Photo credit: Leonard John Matthews)
Across our desk: B.C.'s carbon tax doesn't let 'polluters' off (Page a09) (Photo credit: thegreenpages)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Protestors gather at an anti-carbon tax rally at Hyde Park on April 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. A crowd of over 5000 gathered to oppose the carbon tax in Sydney just one week following a controversial anti-carbon price rally at Parliament House in Canberra. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
no carbon tax (Photo credit: Leonard John Matthews)
Point Carbon predicted the price of credits in the first three years of Australia's cap and trade scheme will start at A$15 (€12.03) in 2015 rising to A$17.05 (€13.68) by 2017. Prior to the trading scheme, the government plans to introduce a carbon tax of A$23 a tonne for 500 companies from next July (€18).
( But nobody is allowed to advise of the - presumably desired - economic implications. Australia has censored planning ! )
The CCSP plan begin with a strong focus on the problem of the “missing carbon sink” that must exist to account for the fact that much of the carbon being released into the atmosphere by human activities fails to show up as an increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration. There is a major policy interest in projecting the future capacity of the sink because it may strongly affect projections* of the effects of future carbon emissions on climate.
The first big lie was from Penny Wong who described carbon dioxide as a “pollutant”. But people soon learned that this colourless, non-toxic, natural atmospheric gas is the essential source of food for all life on earth.quote of the millenium helped bunches.
However the sheer pig-headedness of PM Julia Gillard, who lied about not seeking a carbon tax to get elected, is stunning in this statement:
Ms Gillard yesterday vowed to press head with the carbon tax plan despite poor polling and the campaign from the Opposition Leader.
- ... world, Australia’s highly unpopular carbon ... of their price rises, the truth remains: Australia has gone out on a limb, imposing a carbon ... Censorship, Taxes ...
The characterization of dissent against the carbon tax as a criminal offense exemplifies how the measure passed last year goes way beyond merely forcing Australia’s top 500 companies to pay an extra $23.78 per each tonne of CO2 emitted. The system will be rolled into a carbon trading system by 2015.
Not only will Australians be whacked with price rises on everything from energy to food, small business owners will also be intimidated into silence when they are forced to pay out more for key supplies. Energy prices across the country have already been skyrocketing over the course of the last year.
did the Rudd/Gillard Government act in the national interest, when it hired economics Professor *Ross Garnaut, as our chief advisor on climate change?Professor Garnaut, is currently a member of the Trilateral Commission, which is an international special interest group.
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( *Can't be any worse than having a railroad engineer head the IPCC - presumably for his scientific expertise as well )
Tuesday’s march was billed as being two demonstrations taking place at the same time. One, organized by the federations representing Quebec college and university students and attended by contingents from the province’s labour movement, abided by the provisions of the law and provided a route. The other, overseen by CLASSE, an umbrella group of students associations, deliberately did not.
.....As the world sits on the eve of the looming breakout of thermonuclear war and economic meltdown, Lyndon LaRouche made an emergency international broadcast, calling for immediate action to remove Barack Obama from office, by purely constitutional means, as the only act which can guarantee the avoidance of a global nuclear holocaust in the very near term.
The ECB can print free money and give to whoever they want, including the banksters. Now I get that there might be existing legal and political barriers to doing such things, but conceptually it is completely sound. Everybody gets a do-over! Huzzah!
In todays world where giant corporations control virtually all of the media, far too much time (energy, and $$$) has been wasted trying to answer the false questions and issues they carefully present to you.
So I ask you to consider this observation; correct questions are often more important than answers.
And an answerable, meaningful question will always be a worthwhile pursuit.