Australian carbon emmisions blow out

From the AFR:

Australia is on track to miss its 2030 carbon pollution reduction target, with official data released ahead of the Christmas break showing emissions are still rising.

The federal government on Thursday made public the official quarterly emissions data for the year to June showing an increase of 0.8 per cent on the previous year.

It also released projections showing emissions in 2030 will be just 0.5 per cent lower than 2005 levels, rather than the government’s own targets of 26-28 per cent lower.

Just do nothing (except inflate population, house prices and carbon output).


  1. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
    As do nothing does nothing, the Arctic ocean is 30 – 50 degrees (F) above average for the time of year…you did not misread that , neither did I misquote the figures, and this is winter for the Arctic.
    Doing nothing is the default position of the late , great, human race.
    Row , row , row your boat , gently down the drain
    Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, do not engage your brain.

  2. Safe to say that by 2030 global emissions reduction will also have missed targets, such as they are. Paris is non-binding and the election of Donald Trump signals the only CO2 reduction likely is the diminishing interest in CO2 chatter itself.

    • proofreadersMEMBER

      Na, all good. It’s Do-nothing’s Secret Santa present for under the Xmas tree. I am a bit surprised that he delivered the present early, rather than say, after 5pm today.