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Posted on 06/26/2009 2:40:27 AM PDT by Puzzleman
Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation.
If you haven't heard of this politician, it's because he's a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming.
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Not only is Steve Fielding an Australian Senator, he’s one of the Senators who controls the balance of power in the Australian Senate. The government realistically can’t pass a law concerning ‘climate change’ unless he agrees with them.
Aussies To Nix Carbon Tax...This should be posted to every member of congress
And boy, does it get something hot in Australia.
Unfortunately, Malcolm Turnbull (the leader of the opposition in Australia) also supports emissions legislation. He just wants to put off passing it until after the Copenhagen meeting. Also, the opposition has some sensible members who have already stated that they would not support it in any circumstances. However, if just a few of them did so, the legislation would pass so we’re not out of the woods yet.
Turnbull does support emissions trading in general, yes, and there’s other Liberals who do as well - but not that many in the Senate and those that are there would still rather block Rudd than pass an emissions trading bill at the moment.
A compromise bill may pass at some point, if for no other reason, than to avoid giving Rudd a double dissolution trigger - but it’ll be watered down in comparison to current proposals.
Any such legislation, in whatever form, would still set up a completely new bureaucratic nightmare and empire building opportunity. And however low they start, it would ratchet up to stunt business and increase consumer costs, not to mention the horrendous compliance issues. So, no, your optimism does not relieve me in the least.
I don’t care if it relieves you or not, nor am I particularly optimistic. I’m talking about what I believe is going to happen, not what I would like to happen.
I gave up believing in a perfect world a long time ago. And in a perfect Parliament even before that.