RATE AUSTRALIAN PM’S ANSWERS TO THE PUBLIC ON CLIMATE CHANGE

July 6, 2012: Australia's Herald Sun newspaper just hosted an online question and answer session between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the public about that country's new "carbon" tax (which came into force on July 1, 2012).

ICSC is asking for readers' comments about the Prime Minister's climate (science and politics) statements. We will select the most interesting remarks that we receive and share them with the public via our Website. ICSC will also send the most important comments directly to Prime Minister Gillard's office.

If you do not want to comment, we ask that you at least assign a numerical rating to each of the PM's answers.

Click on an issue below to read the publics' questions and PM Gillard's responses, as well as to submit your own comments about, and ratings of, her statements. You may also just register a rating for each answer.

Science questions:

#1: Taxing something that is essential to life - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#2: How much will the Australian "carbon tax" lower temperatures? - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#3: Why did you decide to bring in the "carbon tax"? - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#4: "Where does the money from Carbon Tax go exactly? How does it help the environment?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#5: "Has the carbon tax started working since we have started having cold weather since it was introduced?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#6: Shouldn't then funds generated from the tax go to "protect delicate environments more susceptible to climate change?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

Julia Gillard answering readers' questions about the carbon tax.
Source: Herald Sun

Julia Gillard ready to live blog on the carbon tax. Source: Herald Sun

Political questions:

#1: Did you lie about your election promises to not bring in a "carbon tax"? - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#2: "do you not think it is wrong to bring in a law that is against the will of the people?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#3: "why are you implementing a tax designed to make us all poorer?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.

#4: "the start of Australia's greener future?" - assess PM's comments and rate, or just rate.