n Without Prejudice - Carbon tax : just another way to bring in another tax : the view from down under : lifestyle
|Article Title||Carbon tax : just another way to bring in another tax : the view from down under : lifestyle|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Aug 2011|
|Pages||82 - 83|
The Australian government has recently announced that starting on July 1 2012 there will be a "tax on carbon." According to scientific research widely, but not universally, accepted, the emission of carbon (or more accurately, carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere is leading to irreversible global climate change that will, unless limited, eventually terminate human life on Earth. It is, as Kevin Rudd, eschewing the risk of understatement, said in 2009 when he was Prime Minister of Australia, the "greatest moral challenge of our time."
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