Warmist Aussie gov’t set to fall in Saturday election because of carbon tax

The Associated Press reports:

The ruling Labor Party’s probable collapse in Australia’s next election is largely the consequence of its qualified success in the last one three years ago. To form the coalition she needed to stay in power, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard reneged on a promise and agreed to place a carbon tax on major polluters.

On Saturday, the bill for that bargain comes due. Voters have never stopped hating the tax and its effect on their electric bills. Longtime Labor Party supporters — even people who have helped cut pollution by installing solar panels at home — have flocked to the opposition.

“Whoever gets rid of it will get my vote,” said Mark Keene, a 54-year-old maintenance worker from Sydney who, for the first time in his life, won’t be voting for Labor.

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5 thoughts on “Warmist Aussie gov’t set to fall in Saturday election because of carbon tax”

  1. Climate change is real BUT IT IS NATURAL. The U.S. government web site from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) proves it. The chart with the black temperature line shows that we are still 3 to 4 degrees centigrade COOLER than the NORMAL NATURALLY occurring high temperature of EVERY inter-glacial warm up period of the past 350,000 years!

The Meteorologic Office of England quietly released its report.
    “Professor Judith Curry, who is the head of the climate science department at America’s prestigious Georgia Tech university, told The Mail on Sunday that it was clear that the computer models used to predict future warming were ‘deeply flawed’.”

    Now it has been proven by Dr Scott Denning, professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, that a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere causes a global warming effect on the earth equal to adding the heat of a 4 watt lightbulb to each square meter. To put that into perspective, that would be like slowly turning on a 40 watt lightbulb in my 1200 sq. ft. home.
    Referring to the NOAA chart, that is the effect of heat add by additional CO2 over the past 12000 years as the CO2 level doubled from the normal low of 200 ppm to the recently observed 400 ppm. That would not noticeably change the environment of my home for me, my dog, my fish, my houseplants, or even any of the bugs or critters that would like to invade my home.

    Clearly there are more powerful causes in play warming the average earth temperature since the last glacier, by 10 or more degrees centigrade. The next doubling, if it ever occurs, from 400 to 800 ppm over the next several hundred or thousands of years, will be like slowly turning on another 40 watt light in my home.

No noticeable effect at all.

    Before we create world wide energy poverty (already a major issue in Europe) by committing trillions of dollars, based on flawed science, to deal with events that will take 600 to 800 years to occur, naturally, lets take a deep breath and spend 20 years or so to find the right science to get it right while money is used for an all of the above energy policy, to prevent energy poverty, create high paying jobs, and fix the economy first.

  2. Looking across the Tasman, I would say that the carbon tax is just the tip of the iceberg – The labor party there has introduced so many ‘dickhead’ policies in these past few years – driven by the desire to stay in Govt they have given into some stupid ‘dreams’ produced by Australia’s even more stupid Green party – Don’t take my word for it – just look at the list of tragic failures and the huge cost to the country of those misguided flights into fantasy world. – You may have noticed that the greens over there are keeping pretty quiet at the moment. Australia will now need to suffer a lot of pain to get back to the lucky country they were prior to this bunch of economic terrorists holding the reins.

  3. From your keyboard to God’s Inbox…
    The Aussies voted the watermelons in. Let’s hope the Aussies have wised up and will cast them out. Then let’s try to do the same.

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