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Australia to create 17% of global CO2 emissions, by not listening

Australia is not listening. It is holding its hands to its ears, closing its eyes and shouting “I’m not listening.” A report out this week highlights that Australia’s commitments under the Paris agreement are getting further and further away, despite the Australian Government legally committing to cutting emissions by 26% or better below 2005 levels by 2030. Thus week Ndevr Environmental has modeled a quarterly emissions budget for Australia based on keeping global warming under 2 degrees. It says that emissions for Q3 will come in 136.2 Mt CO2-e (Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) up by 1.2 Mt CO2-e on the previous quarter’s result and up 3.4 Mt CO2-e on the same quarter a year before. Australia is on…

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