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Australian Climate Madness

Friday, May 22, 2009

ETS to cost 23,000 mining jobs by 2020

That's the bleak outlook for mining in Australia, with three times that many jobs to go by 2030, thanks to the Rudd government's pointless emissions trading scheme:
[Minerals] Council chief executive Mitchell Hooke says this showed the government's proposed carbon pollution reduction scheme (CPRS) was out of step with global efforts to reduce emissions, with other international trading schemes and with the development of the low emissions technologies needed to reduce emissions.

"It will impose the highest carbon costs in the world on Australia's mineral exporters," he said in a statement.

"We share the government's commitment to reducing emissions [why? - Ed] but this modelling shows the CPRS is fundamentally flawed. By imposing the highest carbon costs in the world on Australia's mineral exporters, it will eliminate jobs while failing to materially reduce global greenhouse gas levels."

That last sentence is certainly true - and it won't do zip for the climate.

Read it here.


  • Having worked in the mining industry for years, it is one of the more susceptible to Green ideological agendas, from gold veins being the veins of Aboriginal mythical monsters which must not be mined, to entire environmental/earth science departments at universities being swamped by anti-mining green ideologists, to historic mining towns being endangered by recommencing mining (the reason they are there in the first place), and now to 'climate change carbon caps and trading', which, if followed to the letter, will shut down the mining industry. At least then, the various minerals and fuels that greens use to go to conferences and meetings won't be available either.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 23, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

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