Today's reversal of our carbon laws represents a tragedy for our politics, a travesty for public policy and a train wreck for climate action. (link)The simple facts are that
- there has been no global warming for 18 years; (link)
- the man-made global warming (AGW) hypothesis has been falsified. (link)
Note that Mr Hunt doesn't correct ABC's Tony Jones who erroneously says carbon pollution when talking of carbon dioxide emissions
TONY JONES:Okay. Let's move on. With no carbon price in place from today and no Direct Action policy, is any company in Australia now free to put as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as they wish, with no penalty or any way of stopping them?
GREG HUNT:Well, of course, under Labor's carbon tax there was no constraint on individual companies. They could simply pay to pollute. And, of course, the biggest problem with the carbon tax was that meant that the power companies could simply put out as many emissions as they want and pass on the cost to consumers.
Mr Hunt has budgeted for $2.55 Billion for an emissions reduction scheme. (link)
"So we are a conservationist government and we will do what we think is the sensible thing to try to bring emissions down."As Viv Forbes wrote in the post Death by Delay: (link)
Unfortunately, the job is not nearly over. We still have the Green Energy subsidies and targets, far too many bureaucracies still white-anting away, too much being spent on climate-fests, global warming research, climate bureaucracies, Kyoto carbon credit forests and the silly “Direct Action” still breathes. Flannery and Gore will never give up, the Green/ALP coalition waits its chance, much of the media will maintain the rage . . . etc
So beware, all ye who celebrate the tax reversal win, it is but a small battle win in the war against the AGW hoax.