IT came direct from Kevin Rudd’s mouth: the Labor Party cannot commit to ratify a post-2012 second Kyoto period unless Australia’s conditions are met.
Having spent 10 years of worship at the symbolic altar of Kyoto, Labor is suddenly selling a very different message. It is the opposite message: Kyoto has become conditional. Its sanctification is coming to an end.
The Australian – Labor sees the light on next Kyoto phase
Labor finally admits the Government was right all along
THE uncomfortable facts about climate change have forced Labor to admit the inconvenient truth about its own position on global warming. If Labor wins office, Mr Rudd may find himself in the same position for which Labor has long criticised the Howard Government, refusing to ratify a post-Kyoto agreement because it does not include developing nations such as China and India.
The Australian – Closing the climate change policy gap
KEVIN Rudd has tried to restore order to Labor’s chaotic climate change policy by “absolutely” refusing to ratify the post-Kyoto agreement unless China and India sign on.
The Labor leader’s climate change policies were thrown into disarray on Monday when Peter Garrett said it would not be a “deal breaker” for a Labor government if developing nations, such as China, did not accept binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The Australian – Rudd seeks climate control
“I DON’T know if global warming will destroy the earth, but it is already frying brains.
Check out Peter Garrett’s.
Labor’s environment spokesman has got the faith so bad – saying Labor would sign a deal to slash our emissions even if bigger countries wouldn’t – that Labor’s leader, Kevin Rudd, had to shoot him.
Which makes two frontbenchers that Rudd has executed for saying precisely what Rudd himself has said.
Now there’s a sign of a leader who is making it up as he goes along, and is so hungry for power that he’ll say anything and ditch anyone.
But it’s also a sign that when it comes to global warming, Labor hasn’t a clue how to make the huge but useless cuts in emissions it has promised without bleeding us dry.
What a farce.”
Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun – Labor’s beds are burning