Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

Jan 27, 2009 – Cory Bernardi launches ‘Thank God for Carbon’

Ray Evans (who died in 2014) was a tire…less advocate of climate denial, industrial relations ‘reform’ (smash the unions), etc etc.  We will meet him again in the course of this year, because he was pivotal in a variety of denialist 2017-01-27campaigns from the mid-1990s onwards.

On this day 8 years ago, in Adelaide, Senator Cory Bernardi launched his 36 page Nobel Prize worthy extravaganza. This should be seen in the context of Kevin Rudd’s doomed CPRS legislation and the mobilisation against it…

You can read Senator Bernardi’s speech here.

 

Also on this day

In 1995, a a national review for the Federal Government of Australia’s urban environment, released by the Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe, called for a small carbon tax to cut greenhouse gases, and compulsory fuel-efficiency standards for new cars.

You’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that it didn’t happen…..

Milburn, C. 1995. Study Calls For Carbon Tax To Cut Emissions. The Age, 27 January, p.3.