Climate change madness

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Subject: Climate change madness
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:04:41 +1000
Sorry to extend this but is vital for birds and much else.

I agree with Andrew Taylor that the Govt. move to help stop forest destruction overseas should be applauded.

But only as a small contribution of $40m per annum (for 5 years) which is tiny relative to the overall economy and the real issues. The Australian Business Round Table on Climate Change reckons that cutting our emissions to 60% of the 2000 level by 2050 will reduce GDP growth by about 0.1%, a "cost" of about $100 billion. Delaying action could cost $300 billion more!

A recent American report says the biota of tropical islands and areas will be
gravely affected because it is adapted to a small temperature range which
will be breached by an increasingly active climate.

To tackle that involves serious action - not window dressing.

Will it really hurt? Australia has increased its emissions by 40% since 1990.

Michael Norris

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