With the proposed introduction of the Emission Trading Scheme being heavily promoted by the Federal Government, the sceptics and the Federal opposition party have been out in full force spreading the climate change denial message, just like back in the Howard Government years. The Federal opposition have even been having trouble making up their mind on a specific year when to set a date to introduce their own ETS, which makes little difference to the here an now, as we are three years away from an election. The scientific consensus has not changed over the last month, just the political climate and the heavier than usual push by lobby groups. Have a look at this article “Despite sceptics’ noise, scientific consensus is growing“, for more information. Its about time someone in the media started paying attention to the real facts, and not the smokescreen that vested interest groups are attempting to blow in front of the Australian public. Boo bloody hoo. If you pollute, you pay. It is that simple, now get over it, and lets get on with fixing it.
So to cap it off for this post, here are a list of debunked myths about climate change that will help settle (or invoke) the argument. Once again, instead of repeating some good work by others, read “Common Myths” by the Sydney Morning Herald written by environmental reporter, Ben Cubby. Keep up the good work Ben, I like your style.
I, for one am not looking forward to another year record high temperatures for this Summer, or the continued drought in most of the our country, because of the effects of climate change. Nor do I jump at joy with the continuation of rising record fossil fool prices following the course of the end of the age of cheap oil, and therefore the cost of everything in our lives! So, lets get on with the solutions, and leave the problems and the conjecture behind. It’s not that bloody hard!
Sharon J says
It amazes me how many people still try to find excuses to not have to do anything about the pollution problem. I know we humans have always been good at burying our heads but just how deep can we bury them?
My OH insists we’re still merely coming out of the last ice age and that the planet will continue to heat up until the next ice age sets in. He can’t tell me where he gets his ‘facts’ from though.
You’re not the only one who’s angry, Gavin. My husband has to remind me that shouting at the tv or a news website doesn’t help, because the so-called journalists can’t actually hear me 🙂