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Australia's "per-capita" cuts PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 January 2009 00:35
As I mentioned in my recent post on Australia's "Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme", Rudd has taken the unusual step of talking about how good Australia's per-capita cuts are, i.e. using Australia's projected population growth. Of course this only makes sense if you believe that a growing population is an independent uncontrollable factor, rather than just another reflection of government policy. But - according to "The Age" the numbers aren't even correct, and they also rightly point out that on a per-capita basis Australians emit more than 2.5 times as much as Europeans.