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by Viv Forbes, winner of the 1986 Australian Adam Smith Award for “outstanding services to the free society”

Australians must insist that the monstrous carbon dioxide tax legislation has a sunset clause which is triggered by global cooling.

This whole tax extravaganza is based on the foolish notion that man’s production of life-sustaining carbon dioxide is causing global warming and we need a Carbon Tax to stop it.

However no one has produced evidence that carbon dioxide has caused any significant warming. What’s more, carbon dioxide production is rising strongly but world temperature has been stable for the last 13 years. Right now sea surface temperatures are falling sharply.

“Climate” is generally defined as an average of 30 years of weather. Therefore the C-Tax should be scrapped immediately the global temperature falls below the 30 year average temperature, indicating the start of global cooling.

As the sun has gone quiet, and Queensland has just had its coldest autumn for at least 60 years, this looks likely to happen soon.

And for people interested in checking into whether there is any basis for the above statements see:

  1. For more info on global temperatures (no warming for 13 years) and falling sea surface temperatures see this.
  2. And see how the global temperature in May 2011 is the same as it was 30 years ago, in 1981.
  3. And new evidence from NASA satellite data shows that climate models are wildly in error.
  4. Queensland autumn 2011 the coldest for at least 60 years.
  5. Lastly, the ominously quiet sun.
(in order of appearance on Economics.org.au)
  1. Lang Hancock's Five Point Plan to Cripple Australia
  2. Put Windmills in National Parks
  3. Magnifying National Disasters
  4. Please Don't Feed the Animals
  5. Buy Birdsville Made?
  6. The Economics of Flood Risk
  7. Touring Bureaucrats
  8. Why Wind Won't Work
  9. A Profusion of "Prices"
  10. R.I.P. Ron Kitching - pioneer, explorer, author, family man, entrepreneur, scholar
  11. The Carbon Pollution Lie
  12. Closing Down Australia
  13. The Anti-Industry
  14. The Pyramid Builders
  15. Carbon Tax Bribery
  16. Crown Monopolies
  17. Carbon Tax Job Losses
  18. What Next, a Tax on Water?
  19. Carbon Health Warnings Coming Soon
  20. Growth Mythology
  21. The Tax Collection Industry
  22. Propaganda Puts Paid to Proof
  23. The Milk of the Welfare Teat is Watered Down
  24. "Crops for Cars" as Bad as Everlasting Drought
  25. Poll speech sets record
  26. The Emissions Trading Casino
  27. The Contract Society
  28. A Model Ministry
  29. The Five Point Plan to kill the economy with High Cost Electricity
  30. Put a Sunset Clause in the Carbon Tax
  31. Stuck on Red
  32. Time to Butcher "Aussie Beef"
  33. Carbon Tax Lies and Bribes
  34. The Middle of the Road
  35. United against taxes
  36. Call for Govt administrator
  37. Property & Prosperity
  38. "The Science is Settled" BUT Durban Climate Summit Not Cancelled
  39. No End to Fuelish Policies?
  40. The Right to Discriminate
  41. Sell the CES
  42. Free Water Costs Too Dam Much
  43. Creating Unemployment
  44. Viv Forbes Wins 1986 Adam Smith Award
  45. 1985 news item on Tax Payers United, Centre 2000 and the Australian Adam Smith Club
  46. Having the numbers is not the same as having the truth
  47. Who's Who in the Workers Party
  48. David Russell Leads 1975 Workers Party Queensland Senate Team
  49. Caught in a welfare whirlpool
  50. Global Warming Season
  51. Mining in Queensland, Past, Present and Future
  53. Political branch formed
  54. Ron Manners on the Workers Party
  55. Viv Forbes on Libertarian Strategy and the Myth of Constant Resources
  56. The New Brisbane Line?
  57. Carbon Lies
  58. We Mine to Live
  59. Save the taxpayer
  60. Solving Three Canberra Problems
  61. Vested Interests in the Climate Debate
  62. Carbon Tax Retrospective?
  63. Carbon Price Propaganda Taxes the Truth
  64. Don't Burn Food for Motor Spirit - Feed People not Cars
  65. Two Big Climate Taxes
  66. Greens Rediscover Hydrogen Car
  67. Atlas of Australia
  68. Shutting Out The Sun
  69. Safety Mania
  70. Coal - Sinking in the Swamps
  71. Hobbling the Competition
  72. Cubic Currency Coming
  73. "Dear Government"
  74. Viv Forbes mocks Flannery in 1988
  75. Smoking, Health and Freedom
  76. Privatise Now! while they are still worth something
  77. The Electoral Act should allow voters to choose "none of the above"
  78. The New Federalism
  79. Sunset for Solar Subsidies
  80. The mouse will roar
  81. The Road to Homelessness
  82. Planning & Prosperity
  83. Viv Forbes and Jim Fryar vs Malcolm Fraser in 1979
  84. Quip, Quote, Rant and Rave: four of Viv Forbes' letters to the editor in The Australian in 1979
  85. Australia's First Official Political Party Poet Laureate: The Progress Party's Ken Hood in 1979
  86. Our homeless regulation refugees
  87. Progress Party and Workers Party lead The Australian
  88. Viv Forbes in 1978 on loss-making government, the Berlin Wall and misdirected blasts of hot-air
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