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1/ Time to dispel a few climate furphies.

The first is that no one is doing anything on #ClimateChange.

Here is the % change in emissions (excluding LULUCF) from 2005-17 for all #OECD nations.

Australia is one of only five (in red) that has increased emissions! #auspol

All 32 OECD countries combined make up 57% of world GDP and those countries that saw emissions fall make up 54% of world GDP.

Australia is not part of the pack. It is at the back and is an outlier #auspol #ClimateCrisis

(thanks @MattGrudnoff @TheAusInstitute for stats)
3/ Australia’s total emissions rank it as 14 largest in the world.

Australia has higher absolute emissions than 40 countries with bigger populations.

If you look at per capita emissions, Australia tops it.
#auspol #COP25
4/ The second furphy is that Australia is insignificant on the climate stage.

While Australia’s domestic emissions are high, its exported emissions (as largest global coal and LNG exporter) are more than double the size in terms of emissions #auspol

5/ With the UN climate conference #COP25 in 10 days, Australia should be leading the diplomatic charge to amp up all climate efforts, rather than trying to game the system with dodgy Kyoto Credits #auspol

6/ Whichever Aus Minister attends #COP25 will face well-earned criticism that Aus could do a lot more, both reduce emissions and provide financial support to developing countries for climate action too

@sallywhyte @canberratimes
@sallywhyte @canberratimes While we are dispelling myths - there is a major one we need to deflate given Australian ministers will consider a hydrogen strategy today

There is no such thing as clean hydrogen if it relies on fossil fuels and CCS.

Check it out here.
@sallywhyte @canberratimes My @10Daily piece just out dispelling all the facts from furphies on climate...

1) green policies are causing bushfires
2) bushfires have always been bad
3) cost of acting on climate is huge
4) fossil fuel lobby is constructive


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