One Nation Climate Change Policy
Affordable Energy - Climate Science. Paying a carbon tax or an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not going to wave a magic wand and stop nature changing the climate change. It will only make it harder for Australian families and businesses to make ends meet. We can address real environmental issues with legislation. Hitting struggling families and businesses with another tax has been designed to make some people a lot of money. Don't allow yourself to be misled.
Family First Climate Change Policy
Family First opposes the introduction of any emissions trading scheme or so-called 'carbon tax' and believes it would be grossly irresponsible to proceed with such a policy that will involve major changes to the Australian economy without first having a proper, independent inquiry e.g. a Royal Commission, which was prepared to listen to the many distinguished scientists who disagree with the current 'climate change doctrine'.
Australian Liberty Alliance Climate Change Policy
Extreme natural events were described in Australian poetry a century before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change created hysteria about rising sea levels. In fact the earth has been both warmer and cooler than it is today. When the first coal-fired engine was shipped to Australia, our continent was already infamous for its droughts and floods. Australian Liberty Alliance acknowledges the climate is changing and that human activity impacts on the environment. Climatology, geology, oceanography and astronomy are disciplines of science and, as such, based on verifiable evidence. We are neither 'believers' nor 'deniers' when it comes to climate change. A number of recent claims made about potential future variations of our planet’s climate are not based on scientific fact, but on computerised speculations and consent amongst special interest groups.
Australian Christians Climate Change Policy
Australian Christians believe we all have a responsibility to care for and manage the environment we share and to mitigate, where feasible, environmental changes and pollution. Energy is crucial to our modern way of life. Abundant, low cost energy meant Australia rose to attain one of the highest standards of living and a competitive manufacturing edge. Irrespective of global warming, the Carbon Tax was a bad policy. It imposed more pain on every day citizens because energy producers could simply pass on rising costs to individuals and companies. Higher prices mean more economic stress. With profits reduced, jobs are destroyed. The recent announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbot to abolish the Carbon Tax with effect from 1 July 2014 was well received by AC. This will lower costs for Australian businesses and ease cost of living pressures for households. A Carbon Tax does not help tackle the problem of climate change. We need better community plans not more taxes.
Rise Up Australia Climate Change Policy
RUAP’s views on Global Warning have long been known. It doesn’t exist! So called “scientists” have finally realised that they are unable to convince us that it does, as it is difficult to justify that the planet is getting hotter and hotter, when it is also getting colder and colder. This has caused them to change their alarmist rantings to now call it Climate Change.
Christian Democratic Party Policy
There is no reference to the Christian Democratic Party policy, however they are not in favour of a carbon tax or any form of ETS. In 2009, campaiged strongly in the Bradfield by-election against an ETS. Reverend Fred Nile urged Malcolm Turnbull to rethink his position on an Emissions Trading Scheme and invited disaffected Liberals Party members to join the CDP. Nothing has changed.
Liberal Democrat Party Climate Change Policy
Whether human activity is causing climate change or not, the important issue is whether governments are capable of implementing policies that mitigate it without reducing the prosperity of future generations. Should the evidence become compelling that global warming is due to human activity, that such global warming is likely to have significantly negative consequences for human existence, and that changes in human activity could realistically reverse those consequences, the LDP would favour market-based options.
Katter’s Australian Party Climate Change Policy
Bloomberg New Energy Finance notes that wind is already cheaper than new coal or gas fired generation and solar soon will be. These are critical points because renewables are often painted as expensive when compared to fully depreciated forty plus year old fossil fuel plants, but this simplistic cost comparison is not borne out when we fairly compare the cost of renewables against capital cost of new fossil fuel systems required to replace the ageing fleet or meet new demand. There is an ongoing demand for fossil fuels and KAP is committed to responsibly exploit the current energy market to maximise Australia’s competitive advantage in the provision of cleanest possible fossil fuels to meet the ongoing demand for as long as it persists to ensure the best possible economic outcome for Australia and to extend the jobs in the current energy sector. More broadly the same precautionary principles should be applied to other areas of environmental stewardship in relation to mining and extractive industries as well as other areas of human intervention on the land.
Animal Justice Party Climate Change Policy
We are rapidly changing the climate. It isn’t only getting warmer but less predictable. This is nothing short of a global emergency requiring immediate and substantial action. We must slow, stop and reverse the negative changes to the climate before ‘tipping points’ kick in to accelerate and take the process beyond our control. The AJP is concerned about the impact of climate change on both humans and animals. Animals will succumb to extreme climatic events well before we do. A world that becomes 2-4 degrees warmer, or more, will kill billions of individual animals, and could eliminate a substantial proportion of existing animal species. It is an AJP priority that urgent action be taken to address global climate destabilisation. Animal agriculture plays a major role as a cause of climate change, so a switch to a plant based diet would be a significant help in avoiding it. Globally, it is essential that we protect ocean life and marine eco-systems and decrease livestock numbers to both reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions and allow reforestation.
Nick Xenophon Climate Change Policy
Action is required to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on fossil fuels and inefficient forms of energy generation. Australia is uniquely placed to embrace renewable energy resources. Government at all levels must play an integral role in leading a best-practice approach. It is about being smart and efficient for the benefit of the planet. We support a 50% renewable (electricity only) target by 2030. Have an efficient and effective emissions trading scheme (ETS) based on world's best practice
Labor’s 2015 National Platform
Along with the Liberal Party, Labor support a carbon tax or ETS. No other words required.
With thanks to Graham Williamson.
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES
THE BEST TO THE WORST (IF YOU DON'T WANT A CARBON TAX)
The One Nation Policy is judged the best as it has Malcolm Roberts' influence written all over it - and he knows more about the science than anyone currently in Canberra. Below are the names of the parties with the best to the worst policies if you're a climate realist and don't believe farting cows are damaging the environment. Scroll down for the links to read the full policies.
Australian Liberty Alliance
Rise Up Australia
Christian Democratic Party
Katter's Australia Party
Animal Justice Party
Nick Xenophon Party