I was reprimanded by a commenter yesterday for being ‘inconsistent’ and apparently ‘more interested in insulting those on the other side of politics’, as a result of not having sufficiently criticised the Coalition’s direct action policy.
Well, there are a number of reasons why posting has been light over the past few months, including a variety of other commitments which have meant the blog has been lower down the list of priorities, but I am very happy to go on the record to state that the Coalition’s direct action policy on climate is almost as pointless as Labor’s ETS or carbon tax.
I say ‘almost’ because whilst an ETS or carbon tax required massive legislative changes to be entrenched in our statute books, the nebulous direct action policy is something that could be very easily dropped at some point in the future, with very little effort. Also, the financial damage it would inflict on our economy is but a fraction of that potentially wrought by an ETS or carbon tax.
In reality, the direct action policy is simply a fear-driven response to the bullying of environmentalists – a token gesture to keep the Coalition within the bounds of political correctness. If it were me, since the policy will make zero difference to the climate, I would tell political correctness where to go, and use the money to help pay off our massive deficit. Only with a strong economy can any country afford the costs of adaptation to climate change – whether that be warming or cooling.
Coming soon on ACM: Some interesting things going on in the background, on which I hope to report soon. Some new developments on Lewandowsky, and the possibility of embarrassing revelations about two of Australia’s foremost warmists. Stay tooned!