Banged out an op-ed earlier today which will appear in Tuesday’s SMH on Australia’s appallingly high levels of carbon emissions. Here is the intro:
Recent calls by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Robin Batterham, for Australia to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 have reignited the debate about what we should do to tackle its high level of carbon emissions. Australia is the largest per capita producer of greenhouse gases in the industrialised world, emitting more than double the average rate for industrialised countries. And Australia’s emissions are increasing. With overwhelming scientific evidence that such emissions are driving an increase in global temperatures that will have a potentially devastating effect on the world, there is no time to waste.
[Posted by David Madden]