Cowardly opposition give "unconditional support" for emissions reductions
"In the light of the fact that the Copenhagen conference is only six months away and the Obama administration and US Congress are well advanced in finalising US legislation for an ETS, the Coalition believes that it would be premature to lock Australia into an emissions trading scheme that is out of step with the rest of the world," Mr Turnbull said.
The Government is proposing a minimum reduction target of five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020, up to a conditional target of 25 per cent dependent largely on a global agreement.
“We are offering unconditional five per cent,” Mr Turnbull said, adding it was a measure of the Coalition's sincerity.
WTF? The cowardly opposition do not have the guts to stand up to this "Emperor's New Clothes" ETS, and are backing it for fear of being branded "deniers" or "Flat Earthers" if they oppose it. But that is precisely what they should be doing. The ETS will wreck the Australian economy, and do nothing, repeat nothing to alter the climate of Australia, save the Barrier Reef etc etc, and it will do nothing, repeat nothing to alter global climate. They may as well take the money it will cost the economy, and burn it.
The only hope is the Nationals, who stand alone as the only party with the good sense to see this ETS for what it is - a pointless and dangerous political gesture.
Read it here.