Monday, November 11, 2013

2009 Senate Committee on Climate Policy.

When a Select Committee on Climate Policy, was established in 2009 to report on “the choice of emissions trading as the central policy to reduce Australia ’s carbon pollution”, it received approximately 8,000 submissions, clearly an enormous number. In this context, the “overwhelming” consensus amongst scientists (and the public) in support of the IPCC was matched only by the “overwhelming” opposition amongst “industry” towards a “carbon market” (without a comparable market in other nations).  The basis for this opposition was that a “carbon market” it would put Australian industry at a competitive disadvantage in a global marketplace.

The majority of the 8,000 submissions said: "TARGETS":