Tim Blair Explains Gillards Tax on Breathing (she calls it caaaarbn!)

Tim Blair: A Carbonated Think

“We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon”

Q: What is carbon?   
Tim Blair starts a useful questionnaire to assist the carbon-confused:

A: Carbon is a solid non-metallic chemical element. It has nothing at all to do with the carbon tax, carbon pollution or carbon emissions, all of which refer to carbon dioxide.

Q: What is carbon dioxide?

A: Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas emitted in human breath, among other sources. Plants feed on it. In solid form it is known as dry ice.

Q: When will the carbon tax be introduced?

A: Never, according to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who in August 2010 told Australians: “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.” On the other hand, the carbon tax comes into effect next week.

2 thoughts on “Tim Blair Explains Gillards Tax on Breathing (she calls it caaaarbn!)”

  1. ^Coal isn’t pure carbon (in fact certain types are less than 50% carbon). Graphite is another example.

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