Deep flaws in CPRS and so many devils in details

by Richard Denniss in The Canberra Times
Originally published in The Canberra Times on December 9, 2009

The scientific consensus is that climate change is an urgent problem; the economic evidence says that the costs of tackling climate change are trivially small compared to the costs of inaction; and polling shows that the vast majority of the Australian public wants to see real action. So why has the CPRS stalled and why are the Liberals confident they can win a fight on the issue? How could the Government have failed to get its legislation through?

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