2011年3月26日星期六

澳洲數千人示威反對碳稅

澳洲數千人示威反對碳稅
Thousands Rally in Australia to Demonstrate Against Carbon Tax
By John O'Sullivan
Published Mar 23, 2011
Translation by Autumnson Blog
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Faces Protests
澳大利亞總理朱莉婭吉拉德面對抗議
Adam Carr

A concerted Australian grassroots campaign holds rallies in six major cities to protest the imposition of climate change taxes and demand new election.
一協同的澳洲草根運動在六個主要城市舉行集會,抗議徵收氣候變化稅並要求新的選舉。
Thousands of protestors are challenging Prime Minister, Julia Gillard's, “undemocratic” climate policies demanding either an immediate election or that her government drops all such proposals. They say imposing the taxes would be a betrayal of democratic principles because Gillard was elected with no mandate to raise any such taxes.
數以千計的示威者挑戰總理朱莉婭吉拉德的“不民主“氣候政策,要求立即選舉或其政府丟棄所有這類建議。他們說,徵收該稅將是一種民主原則的背叛,因為吉拉德被選並沒有獲授權去提高任何這樣的稅收。
Speaking at the event will be leading MPs and scientists opposed to climate taxes. In response one Government Minister (Albanese) labeled the rally participants as 'ratbags.'
在活動中發言的將是反對氣候稅的領先國會議員和科學家。一個政府部長(艾博)回應時標籤該集會的參加者為'老鼠袋。'
A press release by organizer, Viv Forbes, Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition (March 23, 2011) announces that 22 diverse associations representing tens of thousands of Aussies will put the Gillard government’s environmental tax policies to the test. The Carbon Sense Coalition claims “thousands of Australians all over the country have signed a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard opposing the carbon tax.”

Skeptics say the government is wrongly basing its decisions on the discredited science of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

氣候稅將收效微或沒有影響
ClimateTaxes Will Achieve Little or No Impact
Forbes adds:

"This tax on carbon dioxide will have no effect whatsoever on global climate, little effect on the production of carbon dioxide but a large effect on the cost of living and job prospects for Australians. This is merely a wealth redistribution scheme where most of the wealth will be consumed on compliance, regulation, red tape, subsidies and price supports for the Climate Change Industry."

Protesters say any such tax would hurt the Australian economy and gravely impact families, imposing an additional $300 a year on household energy bills. Australia produces only one percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and, based on IPCC calculations, such a tax levied for 50 years will reduce global temperatures by an indiscernible 0.015 degrees centigrade and 2mm rise in sea levels.

Negative public opinion polls also appear to be linked to the growing number of embarrassing revelations undermining the credibility of the IPCC for using dubious non-peer reviewed findings.

Disillusionment in the greenhouse gas theory of climate change is increasing among independent non-government funded scientists. Carbon dioxide is a so-called greenhouse gas and comprises just 0.04 percent of the atmosphere. Environmentalists and leaders of some the world’s wealthiest nations championed the greenhouse gas theory as a promising vehicle for cap and trade green taxes.

沒有人類對氣候的明顯影響
No Discernible Human Influence on Climate
Aussie climate skeptics such as Malcolm Roberts, have been at the forefront of promoting science that discredits the IPCC claims. Roberts published his own lucid rebuttal of the man-made global warming theory with, 'Two Dead Elephants in Parliament.'

Roberts drew attention to the IPCC's Table 2.11 (2007) that reveals by the IPCC’s own admission, it has ‘low’ or ‘very low’ understanding of 80 percent of all factors impacting climate.

In their Third Report the IPCC claimed that as CO2 levels increased then global temperatures would increase. However, since 1998, despite unending rises in atmospheric CO2, global temperatures have fallen.

On such evidence, along with other arguments, the protesters say there is no compelling reason to show human emissions of carbon dioxide is causing any climate change. Thus the imposition of climate taxes is both scientifically unjustified and impacts negatively on economic freedom.

社會的寬濶切面反對新稅
Wide Cross Section of Society Against the New Tax
Organizers claim these are gatherings of Australian citizens with a peaceful demonstration message. There are no projected figures of the expected turnout but interest has been considerable according to the Consumers and Taxpayers Association. They say they had over 100,000 hits on their website within the two weeks leading up to the rally.

The cities involved in the ‘No Carbon Tax’ protest are Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The six rallies are expected to comprise many representatives of diverse groups including “Young Australians, Working Families, Students, Workers, Small Business Owners and Senior Citizens.”
http://www.suite101.com/content/thousands-rally-in-australia-to-demonstrate-against-carbon-tax-a361207#ixzz1HTi9yxVa

生態納粹運動下令美國人對兒童支付碳稅

日本內閣同意企業減稅、徵碳稅

奧巴馬為碳稅繞過國會?

希臘總理終於說了:碳稅衹是另一種方法來提升收入

'碳稅飢渴的政府,媒體不理氣候真事實'

沒有留言: