Increasing temperature in Australia have been a major cause of discussion on this low populated island. Government officials have related this to the increased amount of coal mining occurring in the area. As a result the government has initiated a carbon tax that charges industries for the amount of carbon dioxide as well as other harmful toxins into the air and water of the country. I feel that this is a extremely useful tax because not only is the government gaining money that they can put back into the environment (hopefully) but it is making the companies think more about what they are doing to the Earth and maybe encourage them to seek a greener energy source. If NATO made this a customary tax for nations around the world, we would be much better off.