- From: AAP
- May 15, 2011 12:34PM
A TAX on carbon won’t work because it won’t lower the temperature of the globe, says National Party member Warren Truss.
Speaking on Network Ten’s Meet the Press program, the federal member for Wide Bay is attending an anti-carbon tax rally at Port Macquarie, on the NSW mid-north coast, this afternoon.
“Australians are very angry, very angry about the increased cost (the carbon tax) will bring to their living, they are also concerned about the loss of Australian jobs,” he said.
Flyers promoting the rally do not accept the science that carbon dioxide is a global warming gas, or that people can do much to stop climate change.
“Obviously the climate has been changing for a long, long time, there are more people on the earth now than ever, so that clearly has an influence,” Mr Truss said.
“However, it is quite obvious that a tax on Australians will not lower the temperature of the globe.
“You can’t lower the sea level by charging Australians more for the things that they do.”
Mr Windsor responded by saying if Australia was serious about reducing emissions, a carbon price was the way to go.
“I guess we are all on a learning curve in relation to this, but the one thing I have learned is that if we are going to attempt to do anything about emissions and reducing emissions in a global context, a carbon price is the most effective way of doing that,” he said.