Climate of fear at Belshazzar’s feast

The carbon tax will not be a repeat of Belshazzar’s feast, with a few facts in the matter highlighting just how mild the impact will be on the economy. The real environmental challenges lie ahead, however.

It was the party that Tony Abbott would like to repeal. On Saturday night, at the very hour the new climate tax came into effect, a hundred Labor environmental activists were noisily partying into the night at the Trades Hall to celebrate the turning point of their campaign. The party was named “How I stopped worrying and loved the carbon price” – plagiarising a line from the Cold War disaster-satire, Dr Strangelove.



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