Do we need a carbon tax?
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
|Lord Monckton will explode all the AGW lies.|
This will be the first time a one hour debate on the science and the economics of Global warming are tackled head to head with two opposing leading advocates on in front of the TV cameras.
View the debate: http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2011/07/national-press-club-debate-lord.html
Dr Richard Denniss is the Australia Institute’s Executive Director. He is an economist with a particular interest in the role of regulation. Prior to taking up his current position he was an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University where he continues to hold an adjunct appointment. Richard has also worked as Strategy Adviser to the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown, Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, and lectured in economics at the University of Newcastle.
Richard has published extensively in academic journals, is a frequent contributor to national newspapers and was the co-author of the best selling Affluenza (with Dr Clive Hamilton) and is the co-author of An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice (with Dr Sarah Maddison).
Lord Christopher Monckton is Chief Policy Advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute. He was Special Advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from 1982 to 1986.
Monckton is a widely recognized commentator on climate sensitivity. His climate change lecture to Cambridge University undergraduates was later turned into a full-length feature film (funded by SPPI) titled Apocalypse? NO!. Recently, Monckton has devoted his work toward challenging the so-called “consensus” of scientists on climate change. Along with giving lectures and writing scholarly analyses, Monckton has testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Letter to the Editor by
Leon Ashby - President of The Climate Sceptics
The tax will not change the temperature of the planet one iota.
The assumptions about the science of CO2 will overheat the planet are incorrect. CO2 will have a very minor but beneficial amount of warming of the planet as the work of scientists Lindzen and Miskolczi have found.
Instead we are now going to impede Australian business competitiveness to overseas markets.
- We will pay billions for overseas carbon offsets;
- We will set up a carbon accounting bureaucracy costing $382 million per year;
- We will cost our bottom line by and extra $4 Billion;
- We will set up white elephant wind farms that cannot supply baseload power and
- we will have less jobs in Australia because the tax will hurt many
all the while dealing with the usual effects of natural climate change