I know I am. “About what?” you might ask. As an Australian, I am embarrassed that stories are appearing around the world, showing just how dismal we as a nation are at tackling climate change. Sure we have had some praise about our carbon tax with US President Obama labelling it as “bold” but what sort of tax is it that gives billions of dollars to the dirtiest polluters? Now, don’t get me wrong,
there is no way I ever want to see the Mad Monk, Tony Abbott in power. His policies are a bold step forward into the 1950′s where the mantra is “growth growth growth at any cost” where the biggest cost will be the environment. Just look at Premier “I’m in the coal mining business” Newman’s attitude in Queensland where nearly every green scheme has been scrapped since he came to power. I would like to see the carbon tax tweaked so that it actually does what it is supposed to do. For the story, go here.