If only the global warming hoax hadn't have fallen through the floor here in America they would likely be farther along than they are. Problem is, Obama and other Government Politicians are pushing ahead regardless of public opinion. Gun grab, carbon taxes and regulations, land grabbing, shutting down family farms, pushing global warming education in the science class rooms and gun fear in the schools. All of media promotes it and good heart-ed trusting people want to do their part to help. Throw economic collapse and the increasing police state on top of the heap and we are in some serious trouble.
Australia is worse off because they are farther along than us. However, they are the blueprint of our future. Look at what they have in place currently in Austrailia, that's what they will do here next.