Sanity Outbreak: Aussies To Slash 90% Of Global Warming Funding From BudgetPosted: May 19, 2014 | |
For The Daily Caller, Michael Bastasch writes: Australia’s conservative coalition is set to cut more than 90 percent of the funding related to global warming from their budget, from $5.75 billion this year to $500 million, over the next four years.
“…The carbon tax was basically socialism masquerading as environmentalism, and that’s why it’s going to get abolished.”
Environmentalists and leftist politicians in the country protested the move by conservative Liberal Party Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s governing coalition to slash funding for climate programs, arguing such funding for green energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions were necessary to stop global warming.
But Abbott’s government shot back, saying that the country needed to reduce the size of government and improve the economy.
“The coalition government acknowledges the role of renewable energy in Australia’s energy mix,” said Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane. “There is over $1 billion in funding for existing renewable projects to be completed over the coming years.”
“Given the tight fiscal environment as a result of [liberal] Labor’s legacy of debt and deficit, the government considers there is a very significant investment in renewable energy,” MacFarlane added.
Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition won a landslide victory in Australia’s election last fall. One of the main promises of Abbott’s coalition was to repeal the country’s carbon tax and costly environmental agenda.
The Liberal-National’s plan to repeal the carbon tax are stuck in the Senate due to Labor and Green party members joining to block any attempt at repeal. Green and Labor party members have refused to back the carbon tax repeal until Abbott proposed an alternative plan to fight global warming….(read more)
- Aussies to slash 90 percent of global warming funding from budget (dailysurge.com)
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- Abbott, Hockey sell budget tough love (news.theage.com.au)
- UK gov’t slashes global warming spending by 41 percent (dailycaller.com)
- Why Global Warming Alarmism Isn’t Science (powerlineblog.com)