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$2000 global warming tax - per year - per family  

For some reason, t
he public doesn't seem to like this
 

By geologist Bob Carter
 

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By John Spooner


27 Jun 11 - (Excerpts) "There is no need for a carbon tax because dangerous global warming is not occurring," says Australian geologist Bob Carter.

"The government's chosen climate communicators have failed to confront the real climate change issue (which is natural climate hazard). And as opinion polls clearly show, they have failed to convince the public that a global warming crisis exists, or that a carbon dioxide tax will have any beneficial influence on future climate."

"Climate Change Minister Greg Combet announced the government's solution on June 16. It is to spend $12 million on ''informing'' the electorate about the need for a carbon dioxide tax. (In this case, "informing" is another word for propaganda.)

Professor Carter then goes on to demolish the so-called "consensus" on global warming.
 

Fact 1. A mild warming of about 0.5 degrees Celsius (well within previous natural temperature variations) occurred between 1979 and 1998, and has been followed by slight global cooling over the past 10 years. Ergo, dangerous global warming is not occurring.

Fact 2. Between 2001 and 2010 global average temperature decreased by 0.05 degrees, over the same time that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increased by 5 per cent. Ergo, carbon dioxide emissions are not driving dangerous warming.

Fact 3. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is beneficial. In increasing quantity it causes mild though diminishing warming (useful at a time of a quiet sun and likely near-future planetary cooling) and acts as a valuable plant fertiliser. Extra carbon dioxide helps to shrink the Sahara Desert, green the planet and feed the world. Ergo, carbon dioxide is neither a pollutant nor dangerous, but an environmental benefit.

Fact 4. Closing down the whole Australian industrial economy might result in the prevention of about 0.02 degrees of warming. Reducing emissions by 5 per cent by 2020 (the government's target) will avert an even smaller warming of about 0.002 degrees. Ergo, cutting Australian emissions will make no measurable difference to global climate.

Fact 5. For an assumed tax rate of $25 a tonne of carbon dioxide, the costs passed down to an average family of four will exceed $2000 a year.

"So the cost-benefit equation is this," says Carter. ''Your family pays more than $2000 a year in extra tax in return for a possible cooling of the globe by two one-thousandths of a degree.''

"In the light of these facts, little wonder the government's four horsemen of the climate apocalypse have been unable to convince the public of the desirability of carbon dioxide taxation.  

"In the meantime, watch out for those ads that Minister Combet is going to run towards this end. After all, you're paying for them." 

See entire article, entitled "An Inconvenient Fallacy"
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/an-inconvenient-fallacy-20110626-1glmu.html
Thanks to David Newton for this link

Professor Bob Carter is a geologist and the author of Climate: The Counter Consensus.

He will be speaking at the Sixth International Conference on Climate Change.

Link to streaming video of conference:
http://climateconference.heartland.org/watch-live/
 

If you think this couldn't happen in your country, look at where gasoline prices are today as opposed to, say, three years ago. A dollar a gallon more? Two dollars more?

That's what over regulation can do ... even before the extra taxes are slapped on.

Now consider what those regulations will do to the cost of heating your home and business. And the cost of electricity. And the cost of food. And the cost of airline travel. The list goes on and on.

We'll be lucky if it comes out to "only" $2,000 per family.

 
 
 



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