On ABC last night, Bill Shorten last night called anyone questioning Labor’s climate policy “dumb”. Gee, that will no doubt go down well with voters, right deplorables?
His stock response to anyone with the audacity to want some kind of clear dollar figure is now to bleat about the “cost of inaction”.
This is the most idiotic response anyone could imagine – for the following very simple reason: The cost of inaction will not be offset by the cost of action.
Let me just explain that. Let’s say for the sake of argument, that in a particular year, this supposed “cost of inaction” (which I dispute even exists) is $10 billion.
Let’s say that the following year we decide to take $10 billion worth of “climate action”. Given Australia’s contribution to global emissions is 1.5%, this amount of money will do nothing to change the climate. So the…
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