Just like that: 48% of Australians happy to pull out of Paris


By: - Climate DepotJuly 17, 2018 3:49 PM

Just like that: 48% of Australians happy to pull out of Paris

http://joannenova.com.au/2018/07/just-like-that-48-of-australians-happy-to-pull-out-of-paris/

The idea of Pulling out of Paris is barely discussed in Australia. Tony Abbott made it a national discussion for five minutes last week, but apparently that’s all it takes, or even less. After 30 years of non-stop agitprop and years of bipartisan rah, rah, solemn “history in the making” cheer, the truth is Australian’s mostly don’t give a toss. All we had to do was ask them. It’s a loaded question framesd as “if pulling out could result in lower electricity prices”… Purists may protest that this overstates the result. Not so. If we had any kind of rational national discussion it would be obvious to all that the “could” is a wishy washy misleading and loaded term — seeding the possibility that pulling out might not lower prices. If people knew that no nation on Earth with lots of unreliables also has cheap electricity, even more people would want to abandon Paris. By more than two to one, people want cheaper power, not Paris points: Almost two thirds, 63 per cent, of voters also claimed that cheaper power should be governments’ priority with only 24 per cent believing reducing emissions should take precedence. NewsPoll, Australia […]Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)