Sunday, 20 November 2011

You keep using that word.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

The oo fails basic literary skills yet again.

Climate change effects unknown: IPCC report

Unknown? Considering the IPCC is very clear about the projected effects of AGW on the climate, many of which appear to be coming to fruition already, the word 'unkown' is deliberately obfuscating what is within the report. Uncertain perhaps, but not unknown.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Everybody's Going It Alone

There is much talk by certain parties about Australia 'going it alone' in regards to the Carbon Price. It is a constant refrain brought out by the opposition and their oracles, but how accurate is it.

Considering that the European model has been up and going since 2005, not very I guess.

But, since the European Union Emission Trading System began, many other countries have also implemented or a planning to implement ETS mechanisms, including NZ, Switzerland, China, Korea, Japan and states in the US, as highlighted on the Governments own site.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

I'd be Lying if I said the Price on Carbon wasn't Taxing me too.

The climate of debate within our country at the moment has degenerated into a slanging match of who can fling the most vitriol towards our first female PM.
We have shock jocks wanting to " Put her in the same chaff bag as Julia Gillard and throw them both out to sea." Spectators in the Gallery calling her "a lying scrag", and who can forget the opposition leader appearing in a protest in front of the "Ditch the Witch" and "Bob Browns Bitch" placards. Yes, this is the kind of 'debate' we are having in regards to one of the most important legislations to face out country.

Nothing to see here

In the wake of the extraordinary action taken by Qantas in grounding their fleet at a moment's notice, the (what soon turned out to be short-term) attention of the media turned to who knew what about the grounding. The telegraph came out with a story claiming that the PM had been warned, and that she could have prevented the whole saga if she had just returned a phone call. Luckily, Crikey have snippet from the original online story  which is no longer on the tele's site.