I know the problems are a product of the world we live in, the cars we drive, our air conditioners & heaters, our consumerism, but having a value on carbon (I like to think of it more about a value on our environment) will hopefully make people stop and think about their level of consumerism. I also think there is an obscene amount of money going to big business and their shareholders, often people with no real need for more money, when there are many people with nothing who could make a real difference. If those with loads of money could see they could make a meaningful contribution to poor communities to nurture forests and biodiversity it would make the world a better place.
I think Australian mining magnates are currently 'controlling' the market, crying poor because of the carbon tax in the hope they can sway the federal election. Well I have seen the size of their profits and assets and I say boo hoo to them, in Gillard's words they 'do not own the minerals'. These greedy billionaires are on a massive power trip and I am thankful some people are standing up to them.