Australia’s left-wing Labor PM has just put off their ETS for at least three years.
Meanwhile our left-wing National PM – who says he’s ambitious for New Zealand and claims he wants to catch up with Australian living standards – will be punishing his people with an ETS inside three months.
Rudd’s backdown shows the power of new Liberal leader Tony Abbott’s campaign against “The Big New Tax”.
What a shame New Zealand doesn’t have an Opposition.
If we did, it could put a climate change invoice for $3000 in every letterbox, complete with a few basic facts about the real science of climate change.
Then the public would know what the sceptics know, and the ETS would be a red-hot election issue.
Wanted: one Opposition.
Note: according to the Doomsdayers who love to terrify our children (which includes many warmmongers), the world is going to end in December 2012. Is Rudd’s 2013 deadline just his subtle way of telling the faithful that the ETS is off for good?