The Heritage Foundations blog lists a few countries that have already tried climate change energy plans similar to the one Obama proposed recently. It’s not all sunshine. Higher prices, increased deficits, lost jobs, etc.
How about we try to leave decisions about how our energy is made and how much it costs to the market instead of childishly trying to plan the economy?
That great changes have taken place in the climate of Australia all testimonies satisfactorily prove. It is evident to any observer, at some period, the country has been subjected to the mighty action of heavy rains, and of sweeping, deluging floods. The mountains and hills are cut and furrowed into deep ravines ; the parting ridges are at acute angles, and frequently washed bare of vegetable mould ; and all so precipitous, that the waters are no sooner showered from the blessed heavens than they run off with rapidity and fury through the gullies into the recipient creeks, scarcely leaving a witness of their visit, either as running brook, clear spring, or stagnant pool, a few days, perhaps a few hours, after. The aborigines say that the climate has undergone this change since white-man came in country.
From The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser. Year 1846. Funny thing how there were changes in the climate even back then, before cars and coal plants…
Via The Climate Scam