US–China emissions deal will put pressure on Australian growth

UntitledChina USA deal is  hot media item said to be “game changer” but devil is in detail of a comment –  “US just agreed to reduce carbon emissions to as much as 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. But US emissions increased from 5B tons a year in 1990 to 6B in 2005, an increase of 20%. So US is committed to being only slightly below 1990 levels by 2025. In other words, it will go on spewing an average of 5B tonnes/year into atmosphere, equivalent of taking a dump in your kitchen sink, every day, in the next decade, getting down to like 4.5 B tonnes/year in a decade. This is as close to doing nothing about the crisis as you could get.” Surely it’s time to reduce Australian dependency on coal, especially cutting subsidies to foreign companies?

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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