Lost, sometimes, in the debate over the carbon tax — which usually focuses on how much the tax will cost us (The Empty Suit, leader of the Coalition, is in deep trouble here, by the way, because it turns out the cost to the average person will be pretty modest, despite his fear-mongering) — is what happens if we don’t reduce carbon emissions. Here’s a picture that tells it all.
On your left is the Greenland ice sheet on July 8th. On your right is the Greenland ice sheet on July 12th — four days later.
Translation: In just a few days, the melting had dramatically accelerated and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12.
Need we say more? Tony Maher, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union national president, had it right, by the way.
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