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Dare we trust him?

by Claire 12/14/2007 7:22:00 AM

If Clive Hamilton is right, it's all looking good for Australia at the Climate Change Conference in Bali after Kevin Rudd gave his big speech yesterday.  According to an article just published on Crikey's website...

Rudd chose a lot of strong language which he knows will be used against him in the future if he fails to deliver.

"Australia now stands ready to assume its responsibility … Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation … one of the greatest moral, economic and environmental challenges of our age."

And he promised the assembled delegates that his Government is "prepared to take on the challenge, to do the hard work now and to deliver a sustainable future."

This is despite Kevin Rudd's much publicised and slightly worrying refusal to endorse a 25 to 40 per cent cut in 1990 greenhouse gases levels by 2020 until the Garnaut Report is delivered next year.

I want to trust him, I really do.... 

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