When Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto agreement after John Howard held out for a decade, the federal government conspired with the states to effectively steal people’s land. Now, the Coalition wants more of the same.
THE Coalition has declared its backing for Australia’s involvement in a second round of the Kyoto Protocol climate pact – a pledge that goes even further than the Gillard government’s present stance.
Despite past resistance to Kyoto under John Howard, Coalition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt has given ”in-principle support” to Australia’s involvement in a second round of the Kyoto deal, after the first round expires in December.
His remarks came as new polling showed strong voter support for participation in international climate deals, including ”Kyoto 2”.
Ignore the fact that Kyoto exempts China and India – the two biggest emitters – the Coalition just wants to feel good. And big countries like Canada are jumping ship, as we should be.