Thursday, 15 November 2007

It's official...Australia is the world's best CO2 emitter!

You have to hand it to us Aussies. For a nation of only 20 million we really do excel in a number of interesting and socially important areas.

From a US think tank comes new research stating that Australia is now top of the list, per capita, of countries that enhance the environment and reduce cold-related deaths by sticking the life-giving, airborne fertiliser CO2 into the atmosphere.
A US-commissioned study of the world's power stations ranks Australia as the world's worst greenhouse gas emitter on a per capita basis.

The Washington-based Centre for Global Development has surveyed the emissions of 50,000 power stations around the world.

It finds that Australia's power sector is the world's worst in per capita carbon dioxide emissions.
Is there anything else we're terrific at while I'm on the job?

How about this?

Of any country with more than 1M people, Australia wins more Olympic medals per capita than any other.

Waaaaaait a minute. More medals per capita? More CO2 per capita?

Clearly, our endeavours to win Olympic glory is leading to our high CO2 output.

Because, as you know, correlation equals causation.

At least to Al Gore and his Climate Acolytes.

Australia has the world's most deadly snake. And the 2nd through 10th ranked deadly snakes, as well.

Our Funnel Web spider is regularly cited as the world's most venomous.

Unbelievable, but true, we're only 4th ranked when it comes to drinking beer.

However, congratulations to Darwin. They have the highest per capita beer consumption in the world.

There's that per capita again. Gee, it seems so meaningful.

What a lot of dribblers the Climate Faithful are. Who cares about per capita? It's completely meaningless. Australia generates less than 2% of the world's greenhouse gasses. China adds more than that every year to its output.

We've always been #1 or #2 when ranked per capita. Nothing has changed.

Please take up the climate change issue with China and leave us alone. We're not part of the problem though with our clean technologies research we're certainly more of the solution than most of the rest of the world and especially those who point the finger at us.

(Nothing Follows)

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