When media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s mother was born, life expectancy in Australia was about 57 years. One hundred and two (102) carbon-happy years later, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is calling for a carbon tax?
The call is made in a letter she allegedly signed along with five other prominent Australians.
If Dame Murdoch did indeed sign the letter, this only gives credence to the saying, “there’s no fool like and old fool.”
Fossil fuels have raised living standards and life expectancies, and no doubt contributed to her longevity and her son’s business success. There is no credible evidence that fossil fuels pose any threat to the planet. There is every indication that a carbon-constrained world is a poorer and less healthy world.
Of course, it’s quite possible that Dame Murdoch didn’t actually sign the letter and/or doesn’t know what she signed — after all, two activists conspired to have her grandson approach her about signing the letter.
And at 102, exactly how much carbon tax is she planning on paying down the road?