Thursday, November 01, 2007

Australia's greenhouse emissions increasing

I knew that the Coalition's Environment Minister, Turnbull, couldn't be trusted when he kept claiming that Australia was leading the world in reducing its greenhouse emissions – despite not signing the Kyoto Protocal (thus making that okay).

Now the government has been caught out by the World Bank new report – now how can they dispute the authority of that body?
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The bank report shows that between 1994 and 2004, Australia's annual emissions of carbon dioxide (the world's main greenhouse gas) increased by 107 million tonnes, or 38 per cent. Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared yesterday that Australia was "leading the world on climate change".

Australia's emissions grew by more than the combined increase in emissions by Britain, France and Germany, which have 10 times our population.

In Denmark, which has become the world leader in wind energy, carbon dioxide emissions fell by 9 million tonnes, or 13 per cent.

Australia's emissions are high largely because it relies on heavily polluting coal for electricity; specialises in energy-intensive industries such as aluminium; has a large car fleet with poor fuel efficiency; and lags behind Europe in energy efficiency standards for buildings and appliances.
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At November 06, 2007 8:48 am, Blogger Gordon said...

For more on Malcolm Turnbull's lies see

Unless you somehow reckon Malcolm Turnbull hasn't lied when he stated what he did as set out at in light of how the High Court views similar conduct, I ask the question;
Would a complaint to the Federal Police be appropriate for a contravention of:
Section 142.2 of THE COMMONWEALTH CRIMINAL CODE ACT 1995 (Abuse of public office)
(1) A Commonwealth public official is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the official:
(i) exercises any influence that the official has in the official’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; or
(ii) engages in any conduct in the exercise of the official’s duties as a Commonwealth public official; or
(iii) uses any information that the official has obtained in the official’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; and
(b) the official does so with the INTENTION of:
(i) dishonestly obtaining a benefit for himself or herself or for another person; or
(ii) dishonestly causing a detriment to another person.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

A benefit would be, in being re-elected. A detriment would be, to other candidates in the election.

At November 09, 2007 9:20 pm, Blogger Gordon said...

Here is a copy of the federal police complaint regarding Turnbull.


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