Cartoon: By PIckering.
By: Viv Forbes, Chairman,
The Carbon Sense Coalition,
Back in July 2009, when Penny Wong’s Ration and Tax Scheme was the talk of the town, “Carbon Sense” made a forecast:
“The aging galloper “Ration-N-Tax” from the Wong stable is knackered.
“Anyone with any economic or political nous knows that the carbon cap proposals are neither politically nor economically possible in Australia or the USA. No electorate in the western world will sit by to see their standard of living reduced until their carbon emissions per capita are equal to those of India or China while they transfer their businesses and technology to these growing industrial giants of Asia.
“From now on, those pushing the RAT Scheme are flogging a dead horse. Public opinion is changing swiftly and any time soon even Malcolm Turnbull will switch his bets.
“But the canny handlers anticipated this result and have another nag saddled and ready.”
However the backers have overloaded “Carbon Tax” and he is already having trouble getting traction. In the image above, Larry Pickering captured the scene on the Molonglo Training Circuit recently.
Wind power – more accurately wind impotence, since turbines operate at just 24 per cent of capacity – is the curse of Scotland. One of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe has been brutally ravaged, families have been driven into fuel poverty, pensioners have been presented with the lethal dilemma “heat or eat” – all to appease the neurotic prejudices of global warming fanatics. - Gerald Warner, Scotland on Sunday 11/3/12