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CO2 emissions trading schemes are supposed to impose costs on emitters of the controversial gas, the better to reduce the amount of stuff pumped in the atmosphere. Australia, however, has found a way to make Microsoft fund a planned new CO2 emissions trading scheme. The scheme was yesterday floated as a replacement for …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shocked and appalled at the criminally misleading...

    It's not C-O-squared, it's CO_2. The state of journalism today corrupting our children destroying our future is it any wonder...

    Or is it different in the southern hemisphere due to the Coriolis effect? Have climate models taken that into account?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Shocked and appalled at the criminally misleading...

      He didn't write CO squared. If he did the 2 would be a superscript (above the text). He wrote the 2 in subscript, which is the accepted convention for writing our chemical formulae.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Shocked and appalled at the criminally misleading...

      He didn't write CO squared. If he did the 2 would be a superscript (above the text). He wrote the 2 as a subscript, which is the accepted convention for writing out chemical formulae.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh you're no fun

    correcting things and stuff

  3. tempemeaty

    This carbon paper is the kind money is printed on

    There are just to many CO2 scams for money going on now. Somebody slap the leaders in any country engaging in this nonsense please.

  4. Tom 13

    Re: expected revenue from tax levied at has already been accounted for

    So we "deniers" have been right all along. This has nothing to do with controlling CO2 output (even if assuming AWG is true) and everything to do with raising taxes.

    1. Mike 29
      Angel

      Re: expected revenue from tax levied at has already been accounted for

      That would be taxes to pay for the related benefits to zero out the one against the other. The whole thing was likely slightly revenue negative as they never seemed to cost anything properly, but you know, rant away, conspiracy theorists are fun.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: expected revenue from tax levied at has already been accounted for

        yes and so do apologists for this ridiculous scheme

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Are you sure this isn't just

    And lot of hot air?

    (don't need coat, it's too hot)

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