A recent survey conducted in Australia has revealed that the majority of Australians do not agree with the governments implementation of a carbon tax… Democracy anyone?
The survey also revealed that the majority of Australians are also not that concerned about the idea of man made global warming.
Another independent survey discovered that most people are not aware that any carbon tax collected by global governments goes into a fund privately administered by Al Gore!
AUSTRALIANS have turned on the carbon tax, with almost two-thirds of people opposed to pricing greenhouse gas emissions and an overwhelming majority backing Coalition plans to unravel the policy.
The findings confirm Australians are far less concerned about global warming than five years ago, with only a third of Australians supporting aggressive measures to tackle global warming – down from more than twice that figure in 2006.
The indication of public attitudes emerged in a snapshot of Australian opinion on key international issues in a poll conducted by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. It finds people are tetchy about the changing world – sour on foreigners buying up Australian farms (81 per cent), and fiercely opposed to taking a global lead with the carbon tax (63 per cent).
Arguments that nuclear power is a clean alternative to fossil fuels would appear to have little chance, given the big drop in support for measures to tackle global warming.