When the Labor Party came into government during 2007 the…
Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Climate Change Commission were established
Kyoto Protocol was commissioned
They committed to a 20% renewable energy target to be achieved by 2020
and after a LONG debate over the price on carbon they persisted and got it passed in the senate
I’ll admit it wasn’t all good
There was that poorly planned Home Insulation Program.
But the Liberals have been in 6 months and
The Renewable Energy Authority, Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Climate Commission have all been either dismantled or had severe funding cuts.
I campaigned with the Australia Youth Climate Coalition on their Repower Australia campaign to get the Clean Energy Finance Corporations $10b renewable energy investment fund passed through parliament. I rallied and had conversations with 100’s of people and then they’ve just scrapped it all.
Yeah, so ….Thanks Tony
They’ve reduced the renewable energy target from 20% by 2020 to a mere 5%
Something else activists around the country, including myself worked hard to achieve.
They’re drafting plans to abolish the Price On Carbon
and they say they’ll be ‘reviewing’ the laws around marine park no-take zones… but we all know what that means
Meanwhile we have a handful of wealthy Australians weakening our unions and buying out media corporations
Gina Rhinehart is sitting back earning $600 a second apparently…
She’s somehow made Andrew Bolt her pet monkey
Clive Palmer is meant to be earning a measly $1.1b a year …probably saving for his dinosaur theme park which is super important – much more important than having an equitable society, apparently.
Tony is sitting on the front bench like
This is me whenever I see our Prime Minister in the public eye
Aren’t we meant to be proud of our politicians? I’m embarrassed…
This is the truth, this is what we are facing with right now
Our current leader Tony Abbott was quoted in 2010 saying
“The climate change argument is absolute crap, however the politics are tough for us because 80 per cent of people believe climate change is a real and present danger.”
Pretty much saying that they need to introduce policies targeted at climate change to win votes, not because he believes climate change is the real and present threat that it is.
Well Tony I’ll post some references to the scientific concensus supporting climate change at the end of this blog because I can’t stand having a Prime Minister who cannot understand straightforward scientific evidence.
I don’t blame you though because you also scrapped the science minister.
I hope the Liberals start talking sense soon because I really don’t see whose votes they’re aiming for.
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P. T. Doran & M. K. Zimmerman, “Examining the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union Vol. 90 Issue 3 (2009), 22; DOI: 10.1029/2009EO030002.
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