13 Jul '11, 6pm

Australia takes an historic step toward pricing pollution – and the world holds it’s breath!: Thanks to Blair Pa...

Australia takes an historic step toward pricing pollution – and the world holds it’s breath!: Thanks to Blair Pa...

It’s a first step and it’s certainly not going to get us to 350ppm quickly BUT, Australia’s Prime Minister took a brave step on Sunday night and announced her plans for a national price on pollution. Why so important if it is, as many have analyzed in the torrid of media coverage since, a pretty middle-of-the-road proposal? Two key reasons: Firstly, it might actually get passed and, secondly, in the country’s current political climate – more Tea Party than our usual “she’ll be right mate” tone – to get anything passed that might change our coarse on climate change would be something of a miracle. Keep a few things in mind. Australia is not only the biggest user of coal for energy – about 87% by last account - but we are also THE biggest exporter of coal. In fact, coal is propping up our whole economy! And by all accounts our stockpiles of coal look to go on forever – which...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/australia-takes-histori...

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