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  • Tony Abbott:"If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax."

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    Source: Sky News Interview. http://youtu.be/i5QXblcJAr4 Min 9.15 July 2009
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    Official Whyalla Watch #CarbonTaxGeddon Countdown: http://is.gd/Z2NQjf

    Tony Abbott:"If you want to put a price on carbon why not just do it with a simple tax. Why not ask motorists to pay more?
    Why not ask electricity consumers to pay more?

    And then at the end of the year, you can take your invoices to the tax office and get a rebate on the carbon tax you paid.

    It would be burdensome, all taxes are burdensome, but it would certainly change the price on carbon, raise the price of carbon without increasing in any way the overall tax burden."

    Useful Links:
    Carbon price: Effect on food prices http://is.gd/TgVLj4
    Official Whyalla Watch #CarbonTaxGeddon Countdown: http://is.gd/Z2NQjf
    Factbox: Carbon taxes around the world http://is.gd/4p3uTk
    Carbon Tax Explained Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
    Greg Hunt Thesis: A Tax to Make the Polluter Pay. http://is.gd/ggtIwE
    Clean Energy Future: http://www.cleanenergyfutur...
    Economists back carbon tax package http://is.gd/cFPMSi

    Scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth's climate system is unequivocally warming and it is more than 90% certain that humans are causing it through activities that increase concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels.http://is.gd/gjU2ge

    Concurring organizations include:
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007
    U.S. Global Change Research Program
    Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
    Academies of Science:
    InterAcademy Council
    European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
    Network of African Science Academies
    Royal Society of New Zealand
    Royal Society of the United Kingdom
    Polish Academy of Sciences
    National Research Council (US)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Chemical Society
    American Institute of Physics
    American Physical Society
    Australian Institute of Physics
    European Physical Society
    European Science Foundation
    Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
    American Geophysical Union
    American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America
    European Federation of Geologists
    European Geosciences Union
    Geological Society of America
    Geological Society of London
    International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
    National Association of Geoscience Teachers
    American Meteorological Society
    Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
    Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
    Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
    Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
    World Meteorological Organization

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