One thing you can be absolutely sure of, globally, there will be a huge number of outraged Greens and warming alarmists because Australia has dumped it’s carbon tax.
This as the saying goes really is a double whammy, Australian PM Tony Abbott is a politician who has actually kept his word and dumped the hugely unsuccessful and deeply unpopular Carbon Tax, that Labor PM Julia Gillard promised voters she would never introduce, and then promptly broke her word.
The Carbon Tax was ill conceived, it generated virtually no revenue because of its negative impact on productivity and led directly to the downfall of the Gillard Labor/Green coalition, so it wasn’t all bad really.
Alarm bells will be sounding across the Green world as those that believe that crippling Green taxation will allow the human race to select a climate of its own choosing, can see their belief system about to come crashing down. In the immortal words of EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard “A world you like. With a climate you like“, delusional thinking even by 15th Century standards, frankly bizarre in the 21st Century.
The response from the Green rent seekers, crony capitalists, left wing politicians and others complicit in the AGW scam has been, well what you would expect really: Read the rest of this entry
Two new stories from Spain and Australia illustrate the continuing decline of the Man Made Global Warming political agenda and industry, in Spain the government is planning to cut the subsidies paid to renewable energy producers by 10% to 20%, while in Australia, land of the carbon tax Green NGO, The Climate Group is leaving the country because of the “unfavourable” policy environment.
In the early years of the first decade of this century to stave off Global Warming as it was called then, countries like Spain and Portugal followed the Germans and Greened their economies on the German Green subsidy model.
Over a decade later the total economic failure of Green renewable energy has been plain for all to see, a US House of Representatives report concluded that there was no such thing as lasting Green jobs. Green jobs because of the huge subsidies they require kill more jobs in existing industries than they create in the new Green industries. Read the rest of this entry
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” were the words of Napoleon the pig in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an allegorical story about Stalin and communism, equally applicable to today’s Greens and environmentalists.
Some animals are politically correct and fit the Green fantasy Disney stereotype of how nature should be, others need to be eradicated because they kill other animals or because of the their carbon paw print.
The Green in environmentalism has always been about the color of money, if you need further proof just look at the huge subsidies that renewables like wind and solar receive globally, in Britain solar energy companies are suing the Government for cutting subsidies for having solar panels installed, in the US the wailing from wind farm operators when the PTC was delayed was deafening.
In Australia another Green profiteer has seen an opportunity to cash in on
saving the planet killing an animal that does not fit the Green model: Read the rest of this entry
Australia has committed economic suicide, a country heavily dependent on fossil fuels for both energy and export, has during a deepening global recession introduced a carbon tax, which translates into a tax on everything.
Tony Abbot the opposition leader said “I am giving you the most definite commitment any politician can give that this tax will go. This is a pledge in blood this tax will go.”
Latest polls show 70% of Australian voters against the carbon tax that Gillard said she would never introduce, while unpopular with voters the carbon tax has received support and applause from warmists around the world, that don’t have to live with the economic consequences: Read the rest of this entry