Thursday, 17 March 2011

Freestone Racing and NO Carbon Tax.

Press Release from FREESTONE RACING

FREESTONE RACING

 

FREESTONE RACING GOES POLITICAL FOR FUJITSU OPENER

 

The Freestone Racing entry in this weekends opening round of the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series has gone political, as it carries signage of The Climate Sceptics Party.

 

This weekend upon the streets of Adelaide, the vastly experienced Victorian racer Paul Freestone will be driving his recently acquired ex James Moffat Ford Falcon BF, now a distinctive turquoise with NO CARBON TAX being displayed along with Roadhaven and Freestone Transport.
Distinctive Turquoise

Freestone, team engineer Hayden Pullen and David Seiders drove the team’s Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to second in class in the recent Bathurst 12 Hour race carrying The Climate Sceptics Party signage.


 

President of the party, Leon Ashby, said  The Climate Sceptics Party had chosen motor racing to get their message across because of its popularity.


“Motor racing is such a big sport we decided to test the water at the Bathurst 12 hour race with the Freestone team, and that helped get the word out, while the drivers and team members were very supportive, so it was logical to move up to the V8’s with them this weekend,” Mr Ashby said.

He said he would like motor racing fans to understand more about the carbon dioxide tax debate, and the recent broken promise by Julia Gillard on the carbon dioxide tax has some great irony and unanswered questions.

“It now means Penny Wong has to eat her words of the last 4 years when she explained many times why a carbon tax wouldn`t work," he said. But better than that, Julia needs to explain to us all which scientist has shown CO2 is overheating the world. 

“What temperature an Australian CO2 tax will prevent occurring and what temperature the planet will be in the next 10 years when China increases its emissions 600 times more than Australia will reduce it by.


“Also, 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) and what financial advantage we get from crippling our economy if we introduce a CO2 tax and the rest of the world doesn`t."

But the biggest question is - "Will beer and soft drinks be taxed because of their CO2 content,” Mr Ashby concluded.

The Freestone entry will go into this weekends event after the one test session, which left the team confident they will be in a front running car.

Moffat drove the BF to third in the 2010 Fujitsu Series, finishing on the podium in ten of the 18 races that were conducted, and before Freestone took delivery of it, it received a complete freshen up from Ford Performance Racing.

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UPDATE:

MS Gillard and Jobs in Australia

The Litany of Lies continues:-

The Australian: JULIA Gillard has promised she will not allow jobs in heavily polluting trade-exposed industries to go overseas under her emissions pricing regime, and declared that this year may be the nation's last chance to strike a deal on a carbon price.

ABC News On line: But Ms Gillard has warned that if Australia does not price carbon in 2011, it will miss its opportunity to make the transition to a clean-energy economy. She says failure to introduce the tax will cost jobs in the long run and has promised the Government will protect jobs as it introduces a price on carbon.

Sydney Morning Herald: JULIA Gillard has promised her carbon-pricing scheme will protect jobs in vulnerable industries, in a feisty speech that sharply distances Labor from the Greens, describing them as one of the ''extremes'' in Australian politics.

If the Labor/Green Government's Carbon dioxide tax makes it too costly to do business here then naturally either businesses will move offshore or local manufacturers will suffer from cost discrepancies and loses market share and/or close. As for Ms Gillard distancing Labor from the Greens

The Age last September: JULIA Gillard's warm embrace of the Greens in Tuesday's historic Canberra pact has rattled and angered Labor powerbrokers in the Prime Minister's home state...

How can she back away from a signed agreement and break a promise (oh, yeah, she can break promises, can't she?) to confer with the Greens weekly.

Perhaps she will say she promised to confer weakly?

The Fairfax Papers: In reference to the Greens, Ms Gillard painted them as the other extreme that would cost existing jobs if their course of action was followed. Ms Gillard said emissions-intensive industries which have competitors in countries no carbon price exists needed assistance to help with the transition. She said there would still be an incentive for industries to reduce emissions and jobs would be protected.


Explanation of Terms.
heavily polluting                    large emitters of vital-to-life carbon dioxide
emissions pricing                   carbon dioxide tax
carbon price                           carbon dioxide tax
carbon                                    carbon dioxide
clean energy economy           power outages, blackouts

Phillip Coorey, The MSM and Julia Gillard

Fairfax Journalist Phillip Coorey has written a piece in the Fairfax press today.
The Headline:

Gillard says a carbon price must be set this year or it will never happen PHILLIP COOREY CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

Hide the decline Explained by Berkeley's Richard A Muller



Thanks to Roger Pielke Jnr (link in title)

Berkeley's Richard Muller gives a concise summary of "hide the decline." Full talk link at end of this short video.

Quote from Richard Muller:
As a scientist, I now have a list of people whose papers I won't read anymore. You're not allowed to do this in science. This is not up to our standards.
It is terrible that the climategate cabal scientists are blackening the name of science.Isn't it also frightening that people believe tripe that they read on denier sites like skepticalscience who claim: "... the Medieval Warm Period was not a global phenomen(sic).

From skepticalscience to Science-Skeptical:
http://pages.science-skeptical.de/MWP/MedievalWarmPeriod.html

 Each small diagramme above is a link to a peer-reviewed paper. At random, some of the papers refer to Eastern Bransfield Basin, Antarctica; Laguna Aculeo, central Chile; South Africa; New Zealand.

If skepticalscience is correct about the MWP being regional, the region is our planet in the universe.