I thought I would sit down and whip off a quick but informative piece about climate change and the proposed tax on carbon in Australia which is all over our news at the present time.
But as I read a few news sites for more background, quotes and links I just got plain old fashioned furious.
Cate Blanchett is featured in an ad campaign in Australia in support of the proposed tax on carbon.
The conservative politicians and the press have come out with all sorts of nasty jibes that basically boil down to, 'Miss Blanchett is just a rich airhead, what would she know?'
Talk about shooting the messenger...and here I was thinking that money talked.
I have a dream....
In it politicians, big business, miners and citizens (including rich actresses) all agree that the planet is in trouble, that climate change is real, and the changes required to make a real difference will probably hurt us all...and that the alternative just doesn't even bear thinking about.
I do not necessarily think the carbon tax is the cure all for climate change...but it is a beginning.
Don't just stand there,
grandstanding and worrying
about your electoral future pollies
....lead the way!!