Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Really Not That Big - Part 2

The people at the Australia Institute also crunched the numbers from the household perspective (as well as from the national perspective)

Turns out that the carbon impact on the household budget is less than 'confectionary' - what we spend on lollies and chocolate. Hardly scary stuff.

The carbon impact is also overshadowed by the amount of food we throw away each week and the average amount spent on cigarettes.

It's also very small next to the amount the average household spends on junk food - or alchohol. And once the government payments and taax cuts are taken into account, then it becomes small compared to anything.

[see Part 1]

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