Monday, May 19, 2014

Australia V The World

Australia is the most polluting country - in greenhouse gas per person - according to this series of carbon infographics.

Graphic of per capita greenhouse emissions

Another graphic compared progress from 1990 to 2012. For Australia it was
1990: 274 million tonnes of carbon pollution
2012: 433 million tonnes of carbon pollution (ouch!)

Amongst this gloomy news, there were also some upsides. One is the progress of countries initiating renewable energy targets.

Graphic of which countries have renewable energy targets

Let's hope Australia doesn't fall out of this group when the government reviews the renewable energy target this year.

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