It's not as though we're stupid. Only 22 million people, but we punch above our weight, right?
"President Obama and other world leaders have decided to put off the difficult task of reaching a climate change agreement at a global climate conference scheduled for next month, agreeing instead to make it the mission of the Copenhagen conference to reach a less specific “politically binding” agreement that would punt the most difficult issues into the future."So much for Rudd wanting to show-off on the world stage by waving his legislation around. With Australia being responsible for less than 1.5% of human generated carbon emissions, other countries won't view us as being leaders, they'll think us fools. They won't say it publicly, but they'll be thinking it.
Unmitigated damage will be done to our industries, our way of life, our future generations, and then some more, when the rest of the world takes a different, perhaps entirely incompatible, path to the one legislated by Rudd.
World leaders agree to delay deal on climate change