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Coal hard light of day for dud scheme June 17, 2012

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Coal hard light of day for dud scheme

SMH
June 17, 2012

Kevin Rudd’s decision to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on technology to capture and store carbon has failed to deliver.

They’ve conferenced in empire-style Parisian ballrooms and dined in Kyoto on food cooked by a genuine Iron Chef. But deeply disgruntled former staffers believe Australia’s $300 million Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute has not achieved very much.

In 2008 the then prime minister Kevin Rudd decided a fledgling technology called carbon capture and storage was the key to two of his government’s big aims: joining a successful international fight to reduce global warming and continuing to be the world’s largest exporter of coal.

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What about our kids and future generations May 26, 2011

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What about our kids and future generations

Former Australian Prime Minister and current Foreign Minister Kevin “747″ Rudd in 2008

We must prepare for a low-carbon economy.
To delay any longer, to stay in denial as the climate change sceptics and some members opposite would have us do, is reckless and irresponsible.
For our generation, for our kids and future generations, we must act now.

Kevin “Carbon Bigfoot” Rudd in 2011

GLOBETROTTER Kevin Rudd has notched up a staggering 384,000km in overseas air travel since becoming Foreign Minister - the equivalent of flying to the moon.

And despite being the only cabinet minister to drive a fuel-efficient Toyoto Prius, his global carbon footprint amounts to 58 tonnes – equivalent to driving 13 Holden Commodores for a year.

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Kevin 747 lands climate panel job August 11, 2010

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Kevin 747 lands climate panel job

Congratulations to former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin “Carbon Bigfoot” Rudd, on landing a job on the United Nations climate change panel.

Now Kevin Rudd can jet around the world, preaching about the dangers of fossil fuels and how climate change is the biggest moral challenge of our time. I hope you will be using a solar powered jet, Kev.

Here in Australia our former Prime Minister is referred to as Kevin 747 and the Prime Tourist. Kevin Rudd spent $100,000 a month on overseas travel in his first six months in office. There are Qantas pilots who rack up fewer air miles!

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin 747

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Rudd’s “greatest moral challenge of our generation” delayed until 2013 April 27, 2010

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PM delays scheme to cut carbon pollution

SMH, April 27, 2010

The federal opposition says Labor’s thwarted emissions trading scheme has become an inconvenience for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

The decision, which will save the government $2.5 billion, flies in the face of Mr Rudd’s commitment to address climate change, an issue he has described as “the greatest moral challenge of our generation”.

“Now it is an inconvenience for him,” opposition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt told ABC Radio.

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Me, in an international conspiracy? by Andrew Bolt November 11, 2009

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Me, in an international conspiracy?

By Andrew Bolt
Herald Sun, November 11, 2009

I HAD no idea I was a corrupt, reckless, arrogant, deceitful, dangerous and gutless conspirator who’d rather put my children in danger than help the Prime Minister stop global warming.

But so Kevin Rudd has told the nation, naming me as one of just four Australians who’ve joined a global cabal plotting to stop him from saving you.

Never have I heard such a mad speech from a prime minister as the one Rudd gave on Friday at the Lowy Institute, when he exposed an alleged “legion of climate change sceptics” who were “active across the world” and had “tentacles” deep in the Opposition.

These “deniers”, now a “major force”, “simply do not care” that “the clock is ticking for the planet” since “the vested interests at work are simply too great”.

So “well resourced” were we “political cowards” that we were “prepared to destroy our children’s future”.

And four times Rudd singled out the four villains at the heart of this plot, as in: “Malcolm, Barnaby, Andrew and Janet – stop gambling with our future.”

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin “Carbon Bigfoot” Rudd lashes out at skeptics November 7, 2009

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Australian Prime Minister Kevin “Carbon Bigfoot” Rudd lashes out at skeptics

Rudd accuses climate change sceptics, Coalition of ‘reckless bet’ on climate change

November 6, 2009

“By deliberately undermining and eroding the capacity to achieve both domestic and international action on climate change the sceptics are attempting to force the world to take the single most reckless bet in our long history,” Mr Rudd said.

“They are betting our future, the future of our children and our grandchildren.”

Mr Rudd said there were three types of climate change deniers: climate science deniers, those that paid lip service to the science but oppose every practicable mechanism to cut emissions; and those that believe their countries should wait for others to act first.

Read his rant here

P.S. Here in Australia our Prime Minister is referred to as Kevin 747 and the Prime Tourist. Kevin Rudd spent $100,000 a month on overseas travel in his first six months in office. There are Qantas pilots who rack up fewer air miles!

If he’s really so worried about our “children’s fate – and our grandchildren’s fate”, why does he have a carbon footprint the size of the African continent?

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Australian Prime Minister or Prime Tourist?

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Australia Rejects Climate Cap-and-Trade Bill August 13, 2009

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Australia Rejects Climate Cap-and-Trade Bill

Via Watts Up With That, August 13, 2009

Australia Rejects Climate Cap-and-Trade Bill — Senators voted 42 to 30 against it: “It is a dog of a plan”

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Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Australia’s Senate rejected the government’s climate-change legislation, forcing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to amend the bill or call an early election.

Senators voted 42 to 30 against the law, which included plans for a carbon trading system similar to one used in Europe. Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, was proposing to reduce greenhouse gases by between 5 percent and 15 percent of 2000 levels in the next decade.

Rudd, who needs support from seven senators outside the government to pass laws through the upper house, can resubmit the bill after making amendments. A second rejection after a three-month span would give him a trigger to call an election.

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Rudd Government has delayed the start date of its proposed emissions trading scheme May 4, 2009

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Article from: The Australian

THE Rudd Government has delayed the start date of its proposed emissions trading scheme by a year to win Senate support for its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
The measure is just one of a series a compromise measures announced by the Prime Minister in an attempt to win the support of the Greens for its climate blueprint.

The package includes a very low fixed price on carbon for the first year of the scheme’s operation and extra assistance for each of the two categories of so-called trade exposed industries for the duration of the recession.

It also includes the concession that the government will consider a tougher emissions reduction target of 25 per cent of 2000 levels by 2020, in the unlikely event of a global agreement designed to limit the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at 450 parts per million. Otherwise the government’s previously announced target range of 5 to 15 per cent would apply.

The amendments, signed off by the Cabinet subcommittee on climate change this morning, and later announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at a press conference in Canberra, are designed to win support from Malcolm Turnbull’s opposition in the Senate and appease mounting industry concern about the costs of the scheme during the global recession.

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Australian Prime Tourist Kevin 747 wants a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore’s December 7, 2008

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Australian Prime Tourist Kevin 747 wants a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore’s

By the blogowner honestclimate, December 7, 2008

In one of those “Do as I say and not as I do” cases, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, aka the prime tourist kevin 747, has been globetrotting around the world at the expense of the Australian taxpayer, whilst at the same time wanting us to reduce our carbon footprints to save the world from global warming.

He’s obviously been taking lessons from Al Gore on “how to maximize your carbon footprint whilst preaching to others to minimize theirs.”

Read the article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Prime Minister’s $600,000 flying circus here

Climate madness from Rudd & Wong November 29, 2008

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Climate madness from Rudd & Wong

From Australian Climate Madness, November 28, 2008

That’s right, they just carry on regardless, brushing the observations and the science aside in their pointless quest to “tackle climate change” whilst at the same time committing economic suicide. Krudd and Co are preparing to release the white paper on Australia’s ETS, or, if you wish to use the government’s name for it (complete with two errors in four words), the Carbon* Pollution† Reduction Scheme…

The global financial situation has heightened the importance of providing business certainty on the scheme,” Senator Wong said in a statement.

The economy is already weakened, and the ETS will only make it worse. She just stops short of using the dreaded “D” word about the Opposition, however:

Opposition calls to delay carbon trading were undermining business certainty and were out of step with community attitudes.

“The opposition is looking for any excuse to delay action on climate change, but Australians understand that the longer we wait, the more it will cost us,” Senator Wong said.

Once such “excuse” possibly being the fact that it will make not one iota of difference to global climate even if CO2 is a driver of temperature, which, given present cooling trends, is looking less and less likely.

Pure climate madness.

* Carbon Dioxide ain’t Carbon
For the last time, it’s NOT POLLUTION

Read it here.

http://australianclimatemadness.blogspot.com/2008/11/climate-madness-from-rudd-wong.html

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