Australia worse than the worst
* Revelation that Australia is the worst polluter in the world
Risk assessment company Maplecroft’s CO2 Energy Emissions Index has
revealed that Australia has overtaken the United States as the worst per
capita emitter of carbon pollution in the world.
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said: “Australia has overtaken the US
on Kevin Rudd’s watch.”
“David Spratt has warned that just two infrastructure projects announced
in 2008 will alone result in destination emissions equal to 117 percent
of our domestic emissions.”
“With our coal export facilities expanding, things are getting worse.
The government’s emissions trading scheme will not reverse this,”
Senator Brown said.
As reported in The Age newspaper today, Australia is responsible for
19.78 tonnes of carbon per head every year.
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