Yet more per capita shame-mongering:
If the rest of the world emitted carbon gases at the same per person rate as Australia, its population would need seven planets to sustain the pollution, according to a damning United Nations report.
If the rest of the world lived in countries as large as Australia, with similarly small populations reliant on non-nuclear energy, the UN might be on to something.
Australia is third in per capita emissions to the US and Canada …
Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd … has pledged to slash emissions by 60% based on 2000 levels by 2050.
Rudd will be 93 years old by then, and in his 15th term. No man can defeat the Perma-Rudd.
Epidemiologist Professor Tony McMichael, of the Australian National University, said the report was particularly relevant to Australians.
“Our levels of production, consumption and waste generation, per person, are at the very top end of the international league table …” he said. “Hopefully, the Rudd Government will take rapid action to help redress this serious imbalance.”
Over to you, Prime Minister. What “rapid action” will you take?