Growing up you believe the world is meant to be the way it is. The older I get the more I realise that this is not the case. The world is full of injustices and atrocities that governments and the voice of faith expect us to accept, though with each passing year they grow fewer and fewer, at least one would hope. I have created this blog as a space for me to rant about all things science, politics, philosophy and religion, before it’s too late and the vessel of new atheism propelled by a growing surge in secularism solves all of the world’s problems for good.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Some people just don't get it...

Ugh.. just another reason to really dislike Andrew Bolt and other anti-carbon pricing/ETS people out there who just have no clue at all. He's put up this rant via the Herald Sun suggesting the tax is "useless" and "brazen fraud", rah rah rah rah rah.

It's not perfect by any means, as if we expected it to be straight of the bat... I mean really, save up your pennies Andrew Bolt and buy yourself a clue. The whole point is to bring something in that we can then work with in the future. No one, thought or expected the government to bring in a carbon pricing scheme and ETS that would solve our contribution to global warming. If Labor had done that there would've been an uproar from the public as it would've been a great deal less affordable. But, at the very least, it gives us something to work with, something to improve on, tighten up and strengthen in the near future.

What alternatives have we? All I see or hear from the Liberal Party and other selfish climate change deniers is that the price on carbon and ETS is the end of the world. That people won't be able to afford their gas and electricity bills, let alone their food. Therefore, it's a waste of time and not to bother... What alternatives are you bringing to the table Andrew Bolt?

It seems all too reminiscent of the religious attitude towards science, "if you don't have all of the answers and 100% of the evidence, I won't believe anything you have to say." As if, assuming we can't solve global warming over night then there's no point trying at all... Give me a break, wake up and smell the flowers mate. Shit takes time, and the global community would be screwed if we flipped on a dime tomorrow to no longer pollute the way we do. Baby steps.

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