Let’s put this into a bit of perspective for laymen!
ETS is another tax. It is equal to putting up the GST to 12.5% which would
be unacceptable and produce an outcry.
Read the following analogy and you will realize the insignificance of carbon
dioxide as a weather controller.
Pass on to all in your address book including politicians and maybe they
will listen to their constituents, rather than vested interests which stand
to gain by the ETS.
Here’s a practical way to understand the PM’s Carbon Pollution Reduction
Imagine 1 kilometer of atmosphere and we want to get rid of the carbon
pollution in it created by human activity. Let’s go for a walk along it.
The first 770 meters are Nitrogen.
The next 210 meters are Oxygen.
That’s 980 meters of the 1 kilometer. 20 meters to go.
The next 10 meters are water vapor. 10 meters left.
9 meters are argon. Just 1 more meter.
A few gases make up the first bit of that last meter.
The last 38 centimeters of the kilometer – that’s carbon dioxide. A bit
over one foot.
97% of that is produced by Mother Nature. It’s natural.
Out of our journey of one kilometer, there are just 12 millimeters left.
Just over a centimeter – about half an inch.
That’s the amount of carbon dioxide that global human activity puts into the
And of those 12 millimeters Australia puts in .18 of a millimeter.
Less than the thickness of a hair. Out of a kilometer!
As a hair is to a kilometer – so is Australia’s contribution to what the
PM calls Carbon Pollution.
Imagine Brisbane’s new Gateway Bridge , ready to be opened by the PM.
It’s been polished, painted and scrubbed by an army of workers till its 1
kilometer length is surgically clean. Except that the PM says we have a
huge problem, the bridge is polluted – there’s a human hair on the roadway.
We’d laugh ourselves silly.
There are plenty of real pollution problems to worry about.
It’s hard to imagine that Australia’s contribution to carbon dioxide in the
world’s atmosphere is one of the more pressing ones. And I can’t believe
that a new tax on everything is the only way to blow that pesky hair away.
Pass this on quickly while the ETS is being debated in Federal Parliament.