Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Cup of Polllution

Australia has been eliminated from the Soccer World Cup, again. As I looked at the points table for Group C, I wondered how these nations compare in terms of greenhouse gases.

Here are the scores:


Not only does Australia pollute more per person than any of these nations, but the average Australian pollutes more than a French person, a Dane and a Peruvian combined.

These other nations are better at soccer and better at taking care of the planet.

And it's not just group C. It turns out that Australia is the highest polluting nation at this World Cup at 25 tonnes of greenhouse emissions per person.

Next worst is Saudi Arabia at 18 and Russia at 15. Hardly anyone even has half the greenhouse emissions of Australians.

2 comments:

Mark Duffett said...

If you haven't seen it already, you might appreciate #CO2WorldCup on twitter e.g. https://twitter.com/Peters_Glen/status/1012985593360470016 Go France ;)

david said...

Thanks for that one Mark. Interesting, although slight, correlation.