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“To­day is a sig­nif­i­cant day for Aus­tralians and the Aus­tralians of the fu­ture who want to see a bet­ter environment.”

Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard be­fore her car­bon tax pro­posal nar­rowly passed through Aus­tralia’s Lower House. The vote was 74 to 72

“We can re­peal the tax, we will re­peal the tax, we must re­peal the tax. This is a pledge in blood. This tax will go.”

Op­po­si­tion Lib­eral Party leader Tony Abbott on Gil­lard’s car­bon tax

“It is para­dox­i­cal that new op­por­tu­ni­ties are open­ing for our na­tions at the same time we un­der­stand that the threat of car­bon emis­sions have be­come im­mi­nent.”

Ice­land’s pres­i­dent, Ola­fur Rag­nar Grims­son, com­ment­ing that the ex­tent of the ice melt in the Arctic Ocean now makes it a reg­u­lar ship­ping route.

“The Arctic is the short-cut be­tween the largest mar­kets of Europe and the Asia-pa­cific re­gion. It is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to op­ti­mise costs.”

Prime Min­is­ter Vladimir Putin of Rus­sia

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