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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Please Explain???

Open Letter to the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee.
This committee replaced The PM's promised People's Assemby.
The people's assembly convened on the lawns outside parliament house but our PM didn't attend.

Dear Committee,

Can anyone on the committee please explain why we are going ahead with a tax on carbon dioxide, a tax that will severely inhibit Australia's growth, will see businesses move off shore and cause major unemployment for Australia?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why carbon dioxide has been branded as a causitive factor in the non-existant runaway global warming?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why we are going to tax man-made emissions of carbon dioxide when carbon dioxide is an essential-to-life plant food?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC - a political body!) has written to us  saying that, although they have had more than twenty years to pin the blame on carbon dioxide, they have not one skerrick of proof? (Letter available on request.)

Can anyone on the committee please explain why, although atmospheric CO2 is rising in a straight line, rise in temperature seems to have stalled?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why the ABC always shows steam or worse coming from cooling towers when they want to depict colourless essential-to-life carbon dioxide?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why the Greenland and Vostok Ice core samples show that  CO2 does not cause global temperatures to rise, rather Global Warming causes atmospheric CO2 to rise.

Can anyone on the committee please explain why, although atmospheric CO2 kept rising from ~1945 to ~1975, world temperatures were falling and International News Magazines reported that we were heading for a new Ice Age?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why we are going ahead with a tax on carbon dioxide when ex-Australian of the Year, mammelogist Tim Flannery says that any action we take now, will have no effect for up to 1000 years?

Can anyone on the committee please explain why, if Australia cuts its man-made emissions by 5% it will mean that the world-wide emissions will be reduced by $0.000000etc... Google it!

Atmospheric CO2 is less that 0.04% and the man-made emissions are around 3.4% of that. Australia's proportion is about 1% of total man-made emission and Julia and Bob want to kill Australia's international trading position for ( you can work it out on your calculator)

  CO2=0.04x3.4%x1%x5%.  Is that going to make a difference?

Your replies would be appreciated. This e-mail will be published on the TCS blog.

Cheers

Geoff Brown

5 comments:

  1. Generic Reply received.....

    Thank you for taking the time to send an email regarding a proposed carbon price. We have received a large number of emails (negative, positive and requesting further information). Although we are unable to respond to all emails, please be assured that every message is read and considered.

    Many emails have asked for more information on the proposed policy. Further details on the Government’s proposed approach will be available following decisions by the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee. You can sign up to receive information updates by following this link.

    We thank you for your views.

    MPCCC Secretariat

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  2. Received from Committee member....
    Thank you for your email. I am currently receiving a high volume of emails and I am endeavouring to review all correspondence as soon as possible.

    If you live in the Lyne electorate and have not included your name, residential address and phone number in your email, please provide this information.

    If your email is urgent please contact my office on (02) 6584 2911 or (02) 6552 4780.

    Thanks again for your email.

    Kind regards
    Rob Oakeshott

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  3. On behalf of the Prime Minister5 April 2011 at 14:11

    C11/2015

    Thank you for your email.

    Action on climate change is one of the Australian Government’s highest priorities. Climate change is a risk that threatens our environment, our economy and our way of life. The Government believes putting a price on carbon is the cheapest and fairest way to cut pollution and build a clean energy economy for the future.

    A carbon price is an economic reform that directly creates incentives for businesses to reduce carbon pollution and for consumers to use energy more wisely. It also encourages investment in low pollution technologies and complements other measures such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. All these measures will be required to meet Australia’s bipartisan carbon pollution targets.

    The Government has formed a Multi-Party Climate Change Committee to consult, negotiate, and report to the Government, on agreed options for the implementation of a carbon price in Australia; and to help build consensus on how Australia will tackle climate change. On 24 February 2011, the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, outlined a proposed two stage plan for implementing a carbon price in Australia. The proposed carbon price mechanism will start with a fixed price emissions trading scheme for three to five years before transitioning to a fully flexible cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme. The Government proposes that the carbon price commences on 1 July 2012, subject to the Government’s ability to negotiate agreement with a majority in both houses of Parliament and pass legislation this year.

    An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable and predictable platform from which to transition to a fully flexible cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme. This will give businesses time to understand their carbon liability and begin the transformation to a clean energy economy in a steady and purposeful way.

    The Government will use every cent of revenue from a carbon price to assist families with household bills, help businesses adjust to a clean energy economy, and to tackle climate change. In particular, the Government recognises that the most disadvantaged households will find it hardest to make the transition to a clean energy economy. For this reason, the Government is committed to providing assistance to those households to help them make the transition.

    By taking strong action at home, assisting other countries, and playing a proactive and constructive role in international negotiations, Australia can help to maximise the ambition of global action.

    More information concerning the Committee, its terms of reference and the proposed framework for a carbon price can be found on the website of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at: www.climatechange.gov.au/en/ government/initiatives/multi-party-committee.

    ---Please Do Not Respond*---

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  4. What a stupid reply on behalf of the Prime Minister.

    Not one question answered.

    This bit of her non-answer amused me: "The Government will use every cent of revenue from a carbon price to assist families with household bills, help businesses adjust to a clean energy economy, and to tackle climate change."

    This must include the initialhalf billion dollars on ongoing contributions that the Minister for Changing the Climate, Greg Combet, promised to the UN's Green Climate Fund.

    How much will be left over for compensation?

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  5. Below is the reply referred to in the above comment.
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    C11/2015

    Thank you for your email.

    Action on climate change is one of the Australian Government’s highest priorities. Climate change is a risk that threatens our environment, our economy and our way of life. The Government believes putting a price on carbon is the cheapest and fairest way to cut pollution and build a clean energy economy for the future.

    A carbon price is an economic reform that directly creates incentives for businesses to reduce carbon pollution and for consumers to use energy more wisely. It also encourages investment in low pollution technologies and complements other measures such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. All these measures will be required to meet Australia’s bipartisan carbon pollution targets.

    The Government has formed a Multi-Party Climate Change Committee to consult, negotiate, and report to the Government, on agreed options for the implementation of a carbon price in Australia; and to help build consensus on how Australia will tackle climate change. On 24 February 2011, the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, outlined a proposed two stage plan for implementing a carbon price in Australia. The proposed carbon price mechanism will start with a fixed price emissions trading scheme for three to five years before transitioning to a fully flexible cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme. The Government proposes that the carbon price commences on 1 July 2012, subject to the Government’s ability to negotiate agreement with a majority in both houses of Parliament and pass legislation this year.

    An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable and predictable platform from which to transition to a fully flexible cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme. This will give businesses time to understand their carbon liability and begin the transformation to a clean energy economy in a steady and purposeful way.

    The Government will use every cent of revenue from a carbon price to assist families with household bills, help businesses adjust to a clean energy economy, and to tackle climate change. In particular, the Government recognises that the most disadvantaged households will find it hardest to make the transition to a clean energy economy. For this reason, the Government is committed to providing assistance to those households to help them make the transition.

    By taking strong action at home, assisting other countries, and playing a proactive and constructive role in international negotiations, Australia can help to maximise the ambition of global action.

    More information concerning the Committee, its terms of reference and the proposed framework for a carbon price can be found on the website of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at: www.climatechange.gov.au/en/ government/initiatives/multi-party-committee.

    ---Please Do Not Respond*---



    Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

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