I wanted to start a new thread on this so we can separate the debate on the actual science and the political response to it. This thread should be entered into with the assumption that we need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore debating the best way to go about it (and in particular the Australian governments methods). I would also like to discuss other countries attempts and success or lack of in this area. I will start with a quote from Bru in the climate change thread: The second part of this quote is reinforced by the actions of the likes of our government in that the carbon tax will only apply to mid-high earners, and that lower earners will actually be better off. Does anyone truly believe that this is the best way to go about reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, or that is more about wealth re-distribution and vote buying?