Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Why not pass it

Talk about an argument about nothing; I just can’t see what all the fuss is about when it comes to deciding on an emissions trading system before the world meets in Copenhagen to try and get an international agreement on climate change. For goodness sake it’s not as if any legislation on the subject will be carved in stone. It can always be changed and it would be some kind of miracle if the proposal Australia goes to the negotiating table with ends up being 100% appropriate. This is a major game of give and take but going with a legislated proposal is at least a sign of minimum good intentions. If every nation adopted the view that its national interest was best served by waiting to see what every one else proposed to do then the talks would never get started.
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