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With a Carbon Tax Australia's CO2 emissions still increase

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Greens leader Bob Brown don’t want to point this out, but under the Carbon Tax – according to the governments own treasury modelling -the amount of Carbon Dioxide “Pollution” emitted by Australia as a whole will increase by 2020.

Current Greenhouse gas emissions are at 578 million tonnes of CO2.

In 2020 even with a carbon tax they will be 621 million tonnes of CO2.

But then it gets better. In 2050 after 38 years of a carbon tax followed by an emissions trading scheme Australia’s CO2 emissions will be 545 million tonnes, just 5% less then what they are today.

If the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu are under risk today because of dangerous climate change, how are they going to be better off in 38 years time with almost the same level of CO2 output?

Only 5% less carbon output after 38 years of carbon tax and ETS



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