I was very lucky that a colleague at work sent me the details for the free public lecture as I had not heard about it (Thanks Jeff). Not reading the local newspaper and not watching television can put me out of the loop at times. The event was free and booked out quickly so I was thrilled to get 2 seats.
|Thanks to the Rambling Expat who was less shy than me to take a photo up close.|
In my limited knowledge and expertise I do feel that the large companies will rant and rave and make some noise as to not loose money by paying the tax, however they will pay and continue to create waste and carbon emissions at the same level or higher as they always have. I feel the tax will not stop them as they are rich and getting richer by the minute. However in my mind this is a good place to start and other initiatives and innovations will be created by those who feel hope for the future. And I dearly hope that inventions will be made so our finite resources stop being exploited at the level they have been, in the global race for more and more. I am deeply worried my Dolly will not have the luck I had to live on a beautiful planet. She will have to clean up our mess and live in uncertain times.
The lecture was at times difficult for me to focus on and understand. However I feel if I attend things like this I can only increase my knowledge bit by bit until I have a better comprehension and that, is a very good thing. Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power. And I prefer to hold the power of my life and its choices.
You can read The Garnaut Climate Change Review Final Report by clicking here.
Do you push yourself to attend talks where you might learn something new and expand you knowledge? There are so many mind expanding talks available for free all over the world.
Do you have an opinion on Carbon Taxes in Australia or elsewhere?