I have watched the development of your political career from QGGA to Minister for Industry, with admiration. However, to hear you as a genuine "bushie" refer to the CPRS as a "cimate change solution" truly shocks me. I am afraid that you and my friend Malcolm Turnbull have been playing populist politics on this issue because you believe that's where the votes are.
Electricity bills forecast to increase by 60%-half due to the ETS.
"Climategate" getting big coverage particularly in the UK-the key scientific global warming alarmists have been "fiddling the numbers".
Under the proposed CPRS in Australia we will reduce our emissions from 550 million tonnes per year to 520 million tons per year by 2020
China will take their emissions from 7 billion tons this year to 10 billion tons by 2020
China will increase by 3 billion tons a year and we will reduce by 30 million tons per year at a cost of some $200 billion.
How crazy is that??
It's never too late-Messrs Minchin and Abbott are on a vote winner and are prepared to show leadership in challenging conventional wisdom. Please get with them.