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Howard Government 'frozen in time'
October 30, 2006 10:42am
- Reuters, AFP, AAP
"THE Government has been urged again to act on climate change on the eve of the release of a ground-breaking report that says a failure to act will devastate the environment and damage the world economy...
Labor's environment spokesman Anthony Albanese said the report concluded that early action would be far cheaper than waiting until the full effects of climate change were felt.
Mr Albanese said Australia must immediately ratify the Kyoto Protocol, introduce a national emissions trading scheme, increase the renewable energy target and reassess transport systems and building sustainable cities.
"Climate change is the greatest challenge facing not just Australia but the global community, and we have a government that refuses to take action," he said.
"The Howard Government is frozen in time while the globe warms around it.
"It is just an absolute abrogation of responsibility that they have."
Read full article here: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20668082-421,00.html