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Viv Forbes, Carbon Sense Coalition

Some people think that the global warming scam is finished, that the Ration-N-Tax Scheme is dead, and that there is no further threat to our jobs, our economy and our energy supplies. Unfortunately there is no reason to relax. Public opinion has changed but the politicians have not.

Britons recently had a chance to vote on the “Oh so Green” Labour Party of Gordon Brown. They entered the polling booths holding their noses, pleased to get rid of one lot, but with no enthusiasm for the other. The “Conservative” Coalition governing Britain is also deep green, and in love with the Climate Change agenda of green taxes, subsidies and mandates.

Over in USA, their Ration-N-Tax Scheme passed the lower house and was rebadged and recently re-presented to a suspicious Senate as “The American Power Act”. And the US Senate has just confirmed the right of their EPA to class carbon dioxide as a pollutant. As in much of the world, politicians are out of step with the public, who have other priorities:

Across the Tasman, Kiwi’s changed governments but got the same carbon demonization policies.

In Australia, we can expect Penny Wong’s discredited Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme to be rebadged as something like “The Power Conservation and Clean Energy Bill” (or something equally trendy). It will be supported by the wets in the Liberal Party, but it will still have a heart of carbon taxes and rationing. (Do you want a world where a bureaucrat could turn off your electrical appliances from a switch in his office?)

And the UN? Because it’s wayward offspring, the IPCC, is now tarnished goods, the international jet set need a new vehicle to justify their monthly jaunts at our expense to various hardship locations like Rio, Kyoto, Bali, Copenhagen, Paris and Bonn (travelling on bicycles and sailing ships of course).

We can expect things like an “IPCC for Nature”, which will try to impose global government, world taxation, wealth re-distribution and a new international bureaucracy to “protect the natural world”. As polar bears are thriving, the new buzz word may be “bio-diversity”. This will be a WWF/Greenpeace look-alike with one important difference – it will be funded with money conscripted from Western taxpayers.

And everywhere, politicians whose taxation, welfare, health and monetary policies are unsustainable will keep lecturing and commanding us to become “sustainable”.

We can expect little help. The mainstream media, especially the government media, will remain committed to bureaucratism, climatism and doomism. Corporate opposition will be bought off with subsidies or exemptions or cowed into submission by draconian tax threats.

The only persistent, consistent and uncompromising criticism of the whole Global Warming Agenda is coming from a few independent individuals, politicians and groups like the Carbon Sense Coalition.

Viv Forbes, Chairman,
The Carbon Sense Coalition,
Rosevale, Qld, Australia
Phone 07 5464 0533
Email: Info@carbon-sense.com
Disclosure: Mr Forbes is a geologist, mineral economist and pasture manager with long experience in the Australian coal, oil, gas and grazing industries.s

Some recent emails received:

  • The world is being taken over by bankers and accountants (look what their record is recently), politicians (most of whom have never had a real job), and the green industry, which is mainly interested in stopping productive things from happening. Surely the pendulum will swing.
    KR, NSW, Australia

  • In Oregon, we are fighting a hard battle against this mess as you are in Australia. The more we can work together the better.
    TW Oregon, USA

  • Your direct emailing to the Editor Jakarta Post worked as your letter was printed today and in full.
    KD Indonesia

  • The Australian bureaucracy is doing for the Australian business the same thing which Soviet bureaucracy had done for our business in twenties: it strangled it.
    R, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

  • The Western Mail is the main newspaper for Wales, so was delighted to see you on the same page as Jane Davidson, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing. She is hell bent on plastering Wales with wind turbines as politicians want to set up bases.
    AK, Wales, UK

  • Thank you for all your efforts to help to stop the CPRS legislation. Thank you for your efforts to educate the Australian population, the media and the pollies on the 'Dangerous man-made climate change belief’. Thank you for working so hard, and succeeding, in stopping this crazy legislation.
    PL Sydney, Australia

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