I heard Howard on News Radio this arvo blatantly not answering a question about his tax payer funded green jaunt across the media landscape ("Clever Climate Control?"). So much so an ALPer got kicked out when he stood up to point out to the clearly partisan speaker that Howard was clearly evading the carefully spelled out question.
Essentially Howard's response was this. 'How can the ALP possibly commit to 60% reductions without analysing the impact on the economy?!'
Howard does not get it. His people do not get it. The health of the planet is bigger than the fucking economy. If the planet gets sick the economy will get far, far sicker because of greater storm surges, displaced rainfall patterns, easily flooded river deltas, and so forth and so on. Sure, the Stern report may be eurocentric. And yes Oz is more resource dependant for its economy.
Boo hoo fucking hoo. We have half a decade to turn this tanker of a world energy use around. And Howard wants to pissfart around on the behest of various polluters in an effort to stay stuck on his superglued chair. Meanwhile the planet cooks.
Guess what fuckstick. The 60% is an extremely conservative number. Most are asking for 90%. And if we have to take a hit on our economy to retool our energy infrastructure in order to prevent far greater damage to the economy as a result of climate change then we fucking do it.