Instead of these cooling rooms, wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to have air conditioning in our own homes? Maybe instead of anticipating the need for these facilities, the government could work on making air conditioning more affordable. They can start by ditching this carbon tax.
I am further hypothesizing that the reaction is not symmetrical among people on both extremes of the debate. On the skeptical side, the accusations are focused on the author, whereas on the convinced side, the accusations are focused on people that enable/promote the paper (e.g. journal editors, bloggers, journalists, advocacy groups).
A possible explanation of this asymmetry is provided by the essay Talking Past Each Other, where skeptics are more focused on the science, and the “convinced” are more focused on the solutions. So the skeptical criticism is more focused on the science and the individual author, where as the convinced criticism kicks in if it looks like the paper will influence public opinion (presumably on policy).
10 TO 20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW POSSIBLE BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY… UP TO 24 INCHES ON EXPOSED WEST FACING RIDGES. DRIFTS TO 3 TO 4 FEET ALSO POSSIBLE.
NSW is legislating to show the carbon tax and other "green" renewable imposts on electricity bills . Barry OFarrell said that the Carbon tax will add up to $500 per annum to power bills and people should be reminded of this when they have to pay up.