Rudd claimed warming policies would cost us just “$1 per year”

Rudd claimed warming policies would cost us just “$1 per year”, by Andrew Bolt.

A decade ago Kevin Rudd swore these global warming policies would cost us just “$1 per person per year”.

On the ABC’s 7:30 Report with Kerry O’Brien:

KEVIN RUDD, OPPOSITION LEADER: Oh, good grief Kerry. Our manageable renewable energy target policy, 20 per cent by 2020, we’ve been working on that for ages…

Our position on this is consistent and clear cut. One, unlike the Howard Government, we accept a robust target of 60 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 against 2000 levels…

We have taken this position of a new ambitious but responsible nonetheless renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020 based on modelling which has been done by MMA, a modelling firm which is in conjunction with Monash University, looked at all the variables which go into the economic impact of such a renewable energy target…

That is that they calculate that between now and about 2045 that you’d be looking at a total impact on the economy of somewhere between $600 and $800 million or something in the vicinity of $45 per person over that period of time or something like $1 per person per year.

Totally fanciful, and obviously so at the time. Greatest moral challenge of our times? Too much of a challenge just telling the truth, more like.