May 15, 2006 – John Howard throws the nuclear dead cat on the table

There were ructions beginning in 2006 around climate change.  The “APC6” meeting in Sydney was met with derision and protests. In April a bunch of businesses had joined with Australian Conservation Foundation to call for climate action, including a carbon price…  So, what did John Howard do? He reached for his little bag of wedges, and threw the nuclear option onto the table. This time in the shape of a post-meeting-Dubya-Bush announcement about the “Global Nuclear Energy Partnership”.

Here’s an account of the reaction.

At least one cartoonist absolutely nailed it.

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