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Australian emissions reductions target is undone by one week in China: ‘Chinese annual increases in emissions are larger than the entire Australian output. India is not too far behind’

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Australian emissions reductions target is undone by one week in China

http://joannenova.com.au/2013/07/australian-emissions-reductions-target-is-undone-by-one-week-in-china/

Here’s a graph showing something about Australian, Chinese and Indian emissions (thanks to Tom Quirk). At a glance you might think we are up there with the best of them (doing our bit to fertilize the flora of the planet, and to regreen the deserts). Alas, the Australian tally (the green triangles) represents the total emissions of Australia. The lines depicting Chinese and Indian emissions just show their annual increases. Chinese annual increases in emissions are larger than the entire Australian output. India is not too far behind. It appears the new coal fired power stations and cars coming on line in the breakneck-evolution-of-China, produced twice the emissions of the entire continent of Australia. Remember our aim to reduce our national output by 5% or so by 2020. Thanks to the Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Fund, the Remote Indigenous Energy Program, the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, the Living Greener program, the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning, the Light Vehicle CO2 Emissions Standards, the Household Assistance Package, and not to mention another 36 programs I could have listed as well as the Emissions Trading Scheme (aka Carbon Tax), or the Climate Commission, and a multitude of state based schemes, […]Rating: 8.7/10 (9 votes cast)

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