Thursday, July 08, 2010

Gillard: Same old spin on climate "In her opening remarks as Australia's new prime minister, Julia Gillard said she believed climate change was real and was caused by human activity. What she left unsaid was that she doesn’t believe in doing much to stop it.

"Former PM Kevin Rudd’s rapid nosedive in the opinion polls coincided with Labor's April decision to dump its proposed emissions trading scheme until 2013.

"The scheme itself was radically flawed, but many people still associated it with action on climate change. More than with any other issue, Labor was punished for its perceived backflip on climate.

"But don't imagine the government has learned anything from the experience ..."

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