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SYDNEY – Australia's Parliament defeated legislation to set up a greenhouse gas emissions trading system on Wednesday, throwing a central plank of the government's plans to combat global warming into disarray.
The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration's proposal for Australia to become one of the first countries to install a so-called cap-and-trade system to slash the amount of heat-trapping pollution that industries pump...
Ms Gillard says the government doesn't intend to call an early poll, even though Labor now has a trigger for a double-dissolution election.
"The prime minister, on a number occasions, has said it's his intention to have the parliament go full term," she said.
If we were fair dinkum about this, we'd buil the worlds largest solar farm. something that could be seen from space, throw it in the middle of the country. im talking massive, something the size of tasmania....
our sunbaked land covered in solar panels would produce a hell of a lot of energy.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
This is great news for freedom and individuality. Now, let us hope this news reaches the US Congress before we are swept up in the biggest conspiracy to befall mankind in our era... CO2 Cap & Trade.
It has been theorized that the use of antropogenic (man-made) carbon dioxide is the reason for the recently observed warming trend from ca. 1960-1998. The present level of CO2 in the troposphere is stated by multiple sources as being on the order of 380 ppmv or 0.038% of the atmosphere. This represents an increase, based on the most liberal estimates I have uncovered for pre-industrial levels of 280 ppmv, of 100 ppmv or 0.01%. Since this base point is considered to be 'safe and natural', it would logically follow that any warming would have to be associated with the 0.01% increase and it alone.