Archive for July, 2011

Follow the money!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Two of the most stupid arguments against action on climate change can be summarised as: Merchant bankers (like Malcolm Turnbull) are for an ETS because they will make a lot of money from the trading system. Climate Scientists only believe in climate change because they only get funding from government and the UN for pro […]

Abbotts Carbon plan

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Matt Grudnoff of the Australia Institute has published a short review of the coalitions direct action plan. This excellent analysis shows that the media needs to increase the scrutiny on the alternate governments. Highlights from the review include: Competitive grant programs like the Coalition’s plan have been used extensively by governments in Australia as a […]

Carbon price will not reduce emissions?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

So now that we have the details of the Gillard Governments carbon price, it is clear that the emissions of “facts” and slogans from Tony Abbot will not be reduced. The great scare campaigner is now in endless repetition that the governments own figures show that Australia’s emissions will not be reduced in the initial […]

Carbon Price Myths

Monday, July 11th, 2011

We are spending Billions on reducing emissions! The carbon price is not about spending Billions, it is about moving Billions from one part of our economy to another part. That money doesn’t vaporise or not become a productive part of our economy. It continues to create jobs and prosperity, but in a different sector of […]