Oh happy day!
"Today, the tax that you voted to get rid of is finally gone: a useless, destructive tax which damaged jobs, which hurt families' cost of living and which didn't actually help the environment," said Australia's
Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He was speaking of Australia's carbon tax that levied $22.60 on each ton of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.
“The decision to repeal Australia's nationwide price on carbon is, as I said last month, a disappointing step for a country that continues to experience the worsening consequences of the climate crisis,” moaned Al Gore.
The Melbourne Harold Sun accused Gore of meddling in internal Australian politics to secure his investment in Generation Investment Management, which manages and advises on green investments of the kind Gore’s climate scare mongering helps whip up.
With Canada having withdrawn from the Kyoto protocol in 2011, Japan forswearing nuclear power in favor of coal fired plants following the Fukushima disaster, and now Australia repealing its carbon tax it will be extremely hard for the US and EU to agree on carbon limits when they sit down next year. And that's an inconvenient truth!