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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ETS is "one of the worst examples of policy making" - Garnaut

I don't know which is funnier, hearing Ross Garnaut, the government's own climate guru, slagging of the ETS he helped create, or listening to the government slagging off Ross Garnaut for daring to criticise it in the first place. It's all too ridiculous for words:
The federal government has dismissed criticism of its planned emissions trading scheme by the man who helped develop Labor's model.

Ross Garnaut has described the carbon pollution reduction scheme as "one of the worst examples of policy making we have seen on major issues in Australia".

Professor Garnaut, the government's former climate change adviser, said it was extraordinary how political debate about emissions trading had broken down.

Whose fault is that? Maybe Rudd & Wong should take some of the blame for trying to railroad the scheme through Parliament before Copenhagen when it makes absolutely no sense to do so.

Read it here.


  • The comment in the news item that really blows my mind is the one from Wayne Swan:
    "However, Mr Swan told reporters on Tuesday that Mr Macfarlane's comment was the sort of "alarmist" rhetoric he expected to hear from the coalition."

    Pardon? "Alarmist rhetoric"? Has he been asleep? He obviously hasn't been paying attention to Penny Wong and her goofy advisers enough.

    I have this feeling that I'm watching a scene from the Wizard of Oz:

    - Penny Wong is Dorothy (obviously)
    - Wayne Swan is Scarecrow ("what would you do if you had a brain?")
    - Kevin Rudd is the Tin Woodsman ("you don't know how lucky you are not to have a heart")
    - Ross Garnaut is the Cowardly Lion. ("Come on, get up and fight, you shivering junkyard!"). He created all this mess now he wants to run away from it.

    But does anyone think for one minute that this motley crew is leading us to the Emerald City?

    By Anonymous Eloi, At October 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

  • The debate has broken down for good reason; the science does not support the claims well enough. The public has began to doubt the claims and have expressed their doubts to thier representatives. This is how democracy works. The debate has broken down because it's a good vigorous democracy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 14, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

  • Very good, Eloi - like it!

    By Blogger Simon from Sydney, At October 15, 2009 at 7:36 AM  

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