repeal it today? It has been debated - although the Opposition of course will claim that it has not been sufficiently debated. They want to keep it now - although they were singing a different tune before the election.
The new kids on the block - mostly PUPs (Palmer United Party) don't seem to be too sure what they want. They keep switching sides - sometimes because they appear confused about what they are actually for and what the outcome will be. Their leader (who appears to believe that he is both Prime Minister and dictator) wants some sort of "emissions trading scheme". I am not sure he is going to get it.
It is a mess.
I am tired of the global warming debate. I wish we could have a serious debate about looking after the environment instead. I really don't think "global warming" is the issue we should be concerned about. The environment is the issue. If we don't look after the environment then there is absolutely no point in worrying about global warming.
I don't know whether global warming is an issue. The science appears to be contradictory and confused. I am not prepared to believe the alarmists on either side of the debate. No, I am not fence sitting either. I just don't know. I doubt the scientists really know either. Researchers tend to find the results they want to find around such issues. Statistics can be read one way or another.
What I do know is that there is a lot of money and power tied up in the argument about global warming - or lack of it. It is why, even when trees are planted, the wrong sort of tree is planted. We should not be planting quick growing pines and eucalypts but slower growing hard woods that do not present the same fire danger and offer a greater diversity of habitat for wildlife. Reforestation should not be about money and power.
That money and power needs to be redirected - redirected into improving the environment and reducing the negative influence of companies like Monsanto. It is Monsanto which should be fined when their products pollute an organic farm - not the other way round. If we look after the environment we will not need their genetically modified, one use only, seeds to grow crops to feed the world. If we look after the environment then we will be able to feed everyone.
Sorry everyone but I have had enough of this "global warming" issue. It's the wrong issue. Please plant a hardwood tree - or arrange to have one planted somewhere. It will be a start.