Have a look at this great article in today’s Climate Spectator. Here’s the comment I posted:
I’m not an economist. However, I do find Geoff’s analysis compelling. The price on CO2 pollution is NOT a tax. It’s a way of exposing the real social and economic cost of the decades of pollution visited on the planet by uncontrolled CO2 emissions. These ‘externalities’ cost us billions in health and environmental damage. Guess who’s been paying for that? Tax payers!!! Funny about that. 🙂 This has been done through government subsidies to fossil fuel based industry ($12 billion in the past year) and health and environment infrastructure and services. Now THAT is a tax!! Did you not know about this?
The Federal Government’s new Clean Energy Future policy will allow Australia to break free from our bondage to fossil fuel and transition to 100% renewable energy as fast, as painlessly and as economically beneficially as possible. It will give us the opportunity to have energy security, no longer to be pushed around by increasing fossil fuel prices and their diminishing availability. We will be world market leaders, the envy of ALL countries on this planet.
BRING IT ON!!!!