Tim Blair has the lowdown on the response of leafy green heads in Australia to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's substantial backtracking on target benchmarks for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The PM, who ran on a platform which supported reductions of 25-40% by 2020, has rolled out a new goal of...er...5%.
Leftist enviromaniacs are smoking like ockra in an untended wok:
"...he’s put the planet in grave danger."
"We could be an inspiration to the world. Now we are its pariah.”
"Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is too weak on climate change, according to protesters who staged a sit-in at his Morningside electorate office this afternoon."
Five percent is a good start, but I think he needs to get it down further; maybe to one percent - or zero.