Who said the impact would be immediate?

If you’ve been listening to some Labor MPs today, you will have been informed that the sky hasn’t fallen in. Craig Emerson thinks he’s being clever, celebrating the fact that Whyalla is still standing. Wayne Swan is making some jibes about his groceries. Of course, this is just a strawman. No one said the impact of the carbon tax would be instantaneous. No one said we would wake up July 1 to find economic ruin. Sure, Tony Abbott has made some pretty wild claims, but he never said it would be immediate.

The carbon tax is insidious. It’s effects will be more long-term, with a decline in investment as the tax rises and rises. Abbott may well be vindicated. Hopefully, it will be repealed before it gets that far.


About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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One Response to Who said the impact would be immediate?

  1. rod stuart says:

    i have come to realise that this has really taken on a religious tone.
    When challenged, many people don’t know quite what to say. Either the reacion is violent, or it is a blank faced stare. That is usually followed by “well I am not a scientist so I just believe what the science tells me”. Most of the time they don’t have a clue as to “what the science says” other than the odd headline they have seen or heard.
    However if the subject is footy, They don’t insist that they have to consult a football coach in order to answer. If the subject is cars, they never answer “Ï’m not a mechanic so I don’t know whether or not a Holden is better than a Ford”. If the subject is the economy, they never say ‘Well I just can’t express an opiinion without consulting an economist”. Just bring up the subject of money and they don’t say, “Ï’m sorry, I’m not a banker”.
    But just mention climate change and they are likely to say “You aren’t a climate scientist so you don’t know what you are talking about”. An undergraduate degree in science isn’t enough. One must be a “climate scientist”even though there really is, strictly speakiing, no such thing. There may be some with a science degree and a major in “climate science” but such a degree is so new that the holder is likely not to be shaving yet.
    Funny that, yet it doesn’t take a scientist to read a thermometer, or read a rain gauge, or watch a flood, or read a comparison of floods, hurricanes, or ice in ages past.
    But don’t dare suggest that the whole thing is such nonsense that it is a huge swindlle. It really is similar to blurting out “God is dead”or something.

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