TITLE

WHILE AUSTRALIA BURNS ... THE GOVERNMENT FIDDLES

AUTHOR(S)
Flannery, Tim
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Bulletin with Newsweek;10/5/2004, Vol. 122 Issue 6441, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the reliance of Australia on fossil fuels is having far-reaching and devastating effects on climate and biodiversity. The reason that southern and eastern Australia's rainfall is declining and threatening cities, agriculture and biodiversity is that people are poisoning their atmosphere with greenhouse gases, leading to a rapid change in the Earth's climate. Despite the occasional comment by a dissenting scientist, the science backing global warming is now very solid. The John Howard government's energy policy has also severely damaged our renewable energy sector by going against the government's own expert advice in limiting the Mandated Renewable Energy Target scheme, and by removing the excise on diesel, making fossil fuel more competitive for remote area power stations.
ACCESSION #
14718544

 

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