Let’s just get this story straight.

Ratifying Kyoto would have hurt Australia’s economy:

John Howard: I’m not going to sign up to something that puts Australian jobs at risk.

But even though we didn’t ratify the 1997 document, we’re still meeting our Kyoto targets:

John Howard: We’re one of a small number of countries that will meet the target. 

Which makes you wonder how it could be that: 

John Howard: We’ve had a wonderful economy over the last 10 years.

(With thanks to Crikey reader Bill Moyle for spotting the logic gap.)

Peter Fray

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