LETTER: Time to accept, act on climate change

THE old climate sceptic axis is in full swing again, this time led by Cory Bernardi, apoplectic at the mere suggestion that the federal government might discuss an emissions intensity scheme for electrical generators, which would, in effect, translate into a type of carbon price.

Malcolm Turnbull has countered with a business-as-usual approach and ruled out such speculation.

But as the inadequacy of the government's Direct Action plan becomes more and more apparent, a fresh approach is ever more urgent. A report by Alan Finkel, Australia's chief scientist, presented to yesterday's COAG meeting recommends that an emissions intensity scheme will have lower costs and less impact on energy security than other policies considered.

The Danny Price of Frontier Economics' modelling of which the government has been aware for some months has found that such a scheme would cost consumers far less than other approaches, including doing nothing.

The government's head-in-the sand approach does not augur well for those seriously concerned about combating climate change.

F CARROLL Moorooka

 

Spell it out for us would you?

WE seem to be seeing more and more acronyms(first letters being presented) without the original words being given in full eg: PETA and the latest Education offering STEM.

I think I might form a group AAA. (Acronyms are Annoying).

JUDI COX Springfield



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