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Australia to Join EU Australia's Emissions Trading Scheme

July 20, 2013 11:35 AM
By Barry Coward - Gainsborough
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

New, old, prime minister Kevin Rudd is the bring forward to 2014 Australia's intention to join the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Given that we all share the same atmosphere and are feeling the effects of our collective carbon emissions over the centuries, this made sense.

Even the Australian opposition leader Tony Abbot, who, fittingly for a reactionary Christian Right leader and like many of his UKIP chums here in Britain seems to not believe in climate change, has to present some kind of policy around climate action in Australia.

Abbott was roundly criticised for his response to the ETS announcement where he said carbon markets were a 'so-called market in the non-delivery of an invisible substance to no one' which makes me think he doesn't believe in online banking either and demands to be paid in coins so he can 'see it'.