Carbon taxing questions

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That’s rather presupposing that it can, isn’t it? The thing is that still nobody has answered the question that sceptics have asked over and over – by how much will the carbon tax reduce global temperature? Alternatively by what year will it have produced a measurable – not necessarily meaningful, just measurable – effect on temperature? Year a bit specific? Okay, decade then. You can couch it any other way you want if it helps produce a straight answer, and I do feel a straight answer is pretty important because without it how the fuck is anybody supposed to know if it’s succeeded? And before anyone shouts ‘denier’ at me think about this from the warmist point of view. If you don’t know how well a measure to combat warble gloaming is working, or even if it is working, how can you tell whether or not you need to do more of it? Sceptic or believer, it doesn’t make sense either way.

Of course I realise that this is probably not a bug but a feature. What the carbon tax is not supposed to do is give opportunities to sceptics to add some Environment Minister’s or Big Eco Rent-a-mouth’s predictions to a list and hold them to it. In the highly unlikely event we ever get those answers I’ll add them to the Warble Gloaming Dates For Your Diary, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.

Meanwhile opposition to the carbon tax grows in Labor’s own constituency. Marvellous.

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Posted on July 10, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Carbon taxing questions.

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