Canadians go to the polls on October 14, 2008; just before the US federal election. Climate change was touted as a key election issue, but that was before the financial turmoil of the last couple of weeks. According to Roger Gibbins writing … [Read more...] about Will Global Warming go the way of the Subprime Mortgage?
The land valuation of our property in the Daintree rainforest has recently jumped by 250%. This may well reflect market activity over the last few years, but then again, government intervention has largely influenced these changes, with broad scale … [Read more...] about Escalating Unimproved Property Values in the Daintree
There is an insightful short article in The Guardian by Irwin Stelzer, who is the director of the centre for economic policy studies at the Hudson Institute, and editor of the book Neoconservatism: Gordon Brown is eager to prove that red is green, … [Read more...] about The Need to Balance Environmental Policies Against Economic Growth
The tropical troposphere is where we should see the 'fingerprint' of greenhouse warming according to climate models, so Ross McKitrick has devised a Tropical Troposphere Temperature Tax, or 'T3' tax. The explanation below is a composite from various … [Read more...] about The Tropical Troposphere Temperature Tax
In case anyone didn't notice, the UK Treasury is the epicentre of climate related reports and also benefits from the resultant so called 'green taxes.' Nicholas Stern was a member of the Treasury at the time of the Stern Review on the economics of … [Read more...] about 100 per cent ‘Green’ Tax Increase, Less Than 1 per cent Decrease in CO2 Emissions
THE Rudd Government's planned carbon trading system will cost business between $14billion and $22billion a year and will have to be considered in a review of the taxation system. Taxation Institute director Michael Dirkis yesterday said that the … [Read more...] about Australia’s Emissions Trading System to Cost Business $22 Billion