Oddly, while the story Lucy Lawless and Keisha Castle-Hughes accosting people to publicise Greenpeace’s plan for industrial penury led last night’s news, the defeat of Kevin Krudd’s kneecap-and-trade scheme in their Senate barely made a ripple in the local news.
Odd don’t you think, because as Robert Tracinski and Tom Minchin explain . . .
. . . in a potential preview for America [and what should be a heads up to New Zealand], the Australian Senate has just defeated that country's version of cap-and-trade by a vote of 42-30. Most of the overseas coverage of this event, however, has missed the most interesting feature of the defeat. The BBC report, for example, claims that the bill was blocked because "opposition senators...feared the legislation would harm the country's mining sector."
In fact, the bill was defeated because there is now serious disagreement in Australia on the very existence of human-caused global warming. . .
Odd that you don’t hear much about that in your mainstream news here either, don’t you think?
In a previous article [says Tracinski], we have already described this "intellectual climate change" in Australia's global warming debate, and arguably no one is more responsible for the shift in opinion than University of Adelaide geologist Ian Plimer, whose new book Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science is an authoritative scientific refutation of the claims of human-caused global warming.
Follow this link to read excerpts from Professor Plimer's responses in Tracinski’s interview with him last week, including his advice to politicians who are asked to make judgments on the science of global warming,:
Plimer urges them "to understand that all science is contentious, where there is one theory there is a competing theory, and that as a legislator one must look to keeping maximum gainful employment of the electorate."
As for his advice to those who don't buy the global warming hysteria, he urges them to "Continually pester your politicians...write letters to the editor and start a groundswell of opinion. This needs to start like a guerilla war in rural, smokestack, and mining areas and to be brought into the cities, where there are queues lining up to make a fortune on cap-and-trade activities."
He concludes: "A tax on thin air is what we are being asked to approve."
Time to sign off permanently on your Emissions Tax Scam, John. Just tell Keisha and her mates that a tax on thin air is the last thing we need right now. Tell them again to go back to acting. Or just tell them and your ministerial colleagues agitating for their new pet tax to go to hell.
You’d be following the very best advice.