I cannot believe some of the comments I have heard in the past 48 hours since the release of the first details about the proposed carbon tax.
Do people have no desire to leave a habitable place for their children, grandchildren and future generations?
The majority of people seem to only be concerned with the personal cost to them. They should be asking about the future cost if this reform is not implemented. The potential costs to our future are almost too great to contemplate.
The carbon tax is the first step towards developing a sustainable future for this country.
Please watch this video which explains the rationale and intent of the carbon tax in layman’s language.
If everyone who watches it can forward the link to 5 other people the message will filter through. It is important that everyone understands what this is about.
To those people who feel that supporters of the carbon tax are ill-informed, ignorant and uneducated, I am sure Gail Kelly (CEO Westpac), Professor Tim Flannery (Australian of the Year 2007), Geoff Cousins (businessman and Telstra board member) and Ben Waters (Commercial Director, GE Aust & NZ) would be pleased to be described that way. They are but a few of the prominent people from all walks of life who support positive action to address the complex issue of climate change.
This is an extremely important issue and I look forward to your comments.