http://news.yahoo.com/misconceptions-helped-kill-australian-carbon-tax-061851872--finance.html The Australians were very much for paying extra to fight climate change, until they actually had to do it. Now they are strongly against it. The legislation did a lot of damage to the political party that started it, and even created a wave of climate deniers among the Australian people. Lesson: if you put a frog in cold water and turn up the heat slowly, you can heat the water as hot as you want and the frog won't jump out. If you throw a frog into hot water, he'll jump out every time. So far, Obama and the democrats have been largely resistant to such wisdom. And time is running out on the Obama administration to do something remarkable, so the pressure is on to do something remarkably stupid.