Scientists Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and Bill Kininmonth writing in the Australian noted the cost of Rudd’s climate change agenda:
…the cost to Australian taxpayers of the planned emissions trading bill is about $4000 a family a year for a carbon dioxide tax of $30 a tonne. The estimated benefit of such a large tax increase is that it may perhaps prevent an unmeasurable one-ten-thousandth of a degree of global warming from occurring. Next year? No, by 2100.
So much for supporting ‘working families’. And then we have this spin-doctoring:
THE solar power industry is warning that hundreds of workers will lose their jobs after the Coalition and independent senators joined forces yesterday to force a two-month delay to the government’s proposed 20 per cent renewable energy target.
And tens of thousands of workers will lose their jobs if the ETS goes ahead.