The recent broken promise by Julia Gillard on the carbon tax has some great irony and unanswered questions.
It now means Penny Wong has to eat her words of the last four years when she explained many times why a carbon tax wouldn`t work.
But better than that, the PM needs to explain to us all:
- Which scientist has shown CO2 is overheating the world;
- What temperature an Australian CO2 tax will prevent occurring;
- What temperature the planet will be in the next 10 years when China increases its emissions 600 times what Australia will reduce it`s by;
- What electricity prices we will have when wind turbines (which produce electricity at 500 % the price) and can only reduce emissions by 3% - (and still not provide baseload power);
- What financial advantage we get from crippling our economy if we introduce a CO2 tax and the rest of the world doesn`t.
One wonders if the CO2 tax idea could lose its fizz in coming months?
President The Climate Sceptics
Editor's note -
Another Question that should be answered:
By how much will your carbon tax cut Global Temperatures?
David Evans has calculated the maximum, most generous possible amount.
Assume the IPCC is right. Assume that Australia would have kept emitting the same proportion of global emissions of CO2 for the next four decades — despite the rapid catch up in emissions-per-capita as the developing world gets cars, frozen foods, and holidays-in-Bali. Then assume somehow, theoretically, we might be able to completely stop emissions of CO2 suddenly (by Tuesday). What’s the most generous possibility of success we could get from massive Australian sacrifice and green action now? Answer: Tops, absolutely as high as it gets, exceeding beyond our wildest expectations — if Australia stopped emitting CO2 tomorrow, we could save … 15 thousandths of one degree of warming (0.0154 °C) by 2050. Spiffy eh? David has done the number crunching that we’re “sure” the ALP has done many many times as they redirect billions of Australian dollars in search of a world that’s immeasurably (and un-measurably) cooler. — Joanne Nova
Average reduction in Australia’s Decrease in the temperature in 2050
emissions from now to 2050 due to Australia’s reductions
0 % 0.0000 °C
5 % 0.0007 °C
10 % 0.0015 °C
20 % 0.0031 °C
50 % 0.0077 °C
100 % 0.0154 °C
Even if the IPCC are right, it's not worth spending a cent on mitigation.