The Climate Change Authority, under Bernie Fraser, proves why it should be sacked.
THE Climate Change Authority will today recommend the nation increase its target for cuts to carbon emissions from 5 per cent below 2000 levels to 19 per cent below, a move that will spark a political storm over how much the nation should do to combat climate change.
How out of touch are these people at the CCA? European countries have moved entirely away from emissions reduction targets. There is no emissions reduction target in the US, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom etc.
Yes, the EU as a whole has some target, but no longer is there a target for individual EU countries.
It is time for the Australian Government to rid ourselves of these anti-competitive policies:
- eliminate the RET
- remove the emissions reduction target
- terminate the CCA
- eliminate all Australian government funding for climate change related programs and use the money saved to reduce Commonwealth debt
- announce that the Government wants people working in climate change related fields to move to jobs that are more productive and useful to the Australian people
- state that the climate is and always has been variable, and Australia will adapt to changes as it must and has.