Flip-flopping?

Oikos: Costello on climate change: Back to the future?.

From the ABC, Costello says:

“I think the ground is changing. I think it is important that we bring new countries into this discussion. And I think, from Australia’s point of view, if the world starts moving towards a carbon trading system, we can’t be left out of that.”

David does more than just point out that the Kyoto Protocol in fact does include an emissions trading mechanism – he points to Alexander Downer telling us just that in 1998.

This at the same time as the so-called Environment Minister apparently claims Australia is recognised as a world leader on global warming (I heard that from someone in the office earlier today, but can’t find a reference)…

Do they take us for fools?

  • The liberal party really does look the fool and has lost a lot more “trust credits” than they have earned “carbon credits” on this issue in the last few weeks. I feel quite certain that this isn’t about the environment at all, it’s all about environmental liability, investment bank profits and coal company protection….i.e. money.

  • Hi Grant,

    I’ve finally got around to registering on your site so I can now make comments! “So-called Environment Minister” is right!

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