FOLLOWING a meeting in Canberra with Nobel prize winner Al Gore, Clive Palmer announced his party’s support for a carbon emission trading scheme as a replacement for the existing carbon tax.
His proposed ETS will be similar to the “cap and trade” carbon emission objective recently outlined by US President Barack Obama.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is also joining forces with the US initiative. Sadly, it is Australia that is now obviously out of step with the rest of the world.
Clive Palmer says that Abbott’s “direct action” emission policy is “a waste of money” and will prove ineffective.
In the words of Mr Obama, “Climate change is a threat that none of us can solve individually and we are going to have to work together”.
So regionally, President Obama has the support of Mr Key (NZ) and Clive Palmer (Australia), with our recalcitrant Prime Minister persisting with his dismissive attitude towards global warming and isolating Australia from international debate on emission reduction.
On global carbon emission initiatives under Tony Abbott, Australia is certainly “left out in the cold”.
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