Climate madness in Canberra

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The Australian Capital Territory’s loony Labor government tries to outdo the world:

The ACT Government has announced it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 – the most ambitious climate target in the country [and most of the sane world].

Australia’s national target is to cut emissions by between five and 25 per cent by 2020. [with the emphasis on “five”, if you’re lucky]

ACT environment minister Simon Corbell tabled the new target in a Bill in the Legislative Assembly [pictured] today.

“Governments have a responsibility to act on this issue, and the ACT Labor Government is leading Australia on reducing our carbon footprint,” Mr Corbell said in a statement.

The ACT has also pledged to have its emissions peak by 2013, decline by 80 per cent by 2050, and for the ACT to be carbon neutral by 2060.

And now back to the real world…

Read it here.

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