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Australians voted out a government that had introduced a carbon tax. Since a graph of atmospheric CO2 levels is showing no reduction in the rate of CO2 rise, one might expect man made Global Warming to continue unabated, with a predictable outcome. This year the Earth’s combined Land and Ocean Temperature hit a new record high, source NOAA.

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