On this day 22 years ago, in the midst of an intense battle against a proposed carbon tax, business groups released a report which showed that only five of the 36 “key” members of the International Panel on Climate Change [or perhaps the journos got confused with the UNFCCC?] appeared likely to meet their greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2000.
Dwyer, M. and Wilson, N. 1995. Study argues against $320m carbon tax. Australian Financial Review, 6 January, p.5.
The logic of course, was that Australia should not be a sucker and allow any other countries to be free-riders, or get ahead of the pack.
In that, Australia has in the past 22 years resolutely succeeded. Bravo.
Things haven’t changed much, have they?