posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:18 PM
This really pisses me off.
After Ms Gillard promised us that there wouldn't be a carbon tax she implements it at the first available opportunity against the will of the
I personally think that Abbot is an effin joke of a politician (when Howie was in office, any questions asked of Mr Abbot during Question Time were
skirted with his condescending attitude despite the average voters concerns for the issues raised. Almost always, the retort would end up as an attack
at the ALP) but I will be voting for the LIB in the next election.
As to the carbon farce, as an engineer I can honestly say that I think that a carbon tax will do nothing for the environment. I will be the first to
admit that we have been trashing our planet for way too long, but what we need is a solution to combat all pollution, not just carbon, but chemical,
industrial & household waste as well.
I think the biggest issue WRT our planet is the tree situation.
It is widely known and documented that we have removed more than 70% of the trees on our planet to date and it is projected that by the year 2030, we
will have 10% of the natural forests of the planet left.
Yet no-one in either major political party in Australia gives a crap about the tree situation because it won't win votes, most of the damage is done
in other countries and Australian politicians are too scared(gut-less) to "rock the boat".
There is no doubt that carbon levels in the atmosphere and oceans are rising... but IMHO this is an effect, NOT a cause.
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OccamAssassin because: (no reason given)