Carbon emission propaganda comes unstuck downunder | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/04/24/carbon-emission-propaganda-comes-unstuck-downunder/

Carbon emission propaganda comes unstuck downunder. By Joanne Nova. Australia’s population has been growing much faster than other western countries for the last few decades, so the usual comparisons of total emissions are unfair to Australia. Turns out Australia is a world leader in carbon emission measured per capita, falling by 55% since 1990:

The two main reasons aren’t as carbon-virtuous as you might imagine. The main reason is that Australia stopped net land clearing in the 1990s. Next, Australian anti-carbon policies and higher electricity prices drove Australia’s alumina refining business out of Australia, mainly to China. The local lefties were confused when our conservative Prime Minister finally noted that our per capita falls were outstanding, thereby veering off the narrative that conservatives are bad:

This week Scott Morrison flummoxed a room full of journalists and business types by mentioning that since 2005 we’ve already achieved a 36% cut in emissions. Adam Morton of The Guardian described this as “new” and said it was received with raised eyebrows across the room. It had no precedent in the global debate, he proclaimed, apparently astonished and quite confused: “No explanation has been offered as to why this is a valid way to count emissions cuts — it has no precedent in the global debate. In the words of one analyst, it is a “Trumpian misrepresentation” of what the data actually says.” That bad eh? But the real situation wouldn’t have surprised any of them if they’d been halfway competent, read what skeptics have said for years, or even done their own research. After all, the Greenhouse Office has been publishing these per capita graphs quarterly, forever. It’s not like it was a secret. In a thirty year debate about doing our “fair share” what could be fairer than per person measures? Indeed, for years the Green Blob has been accusing Australia of being the “second worst in the world” per capita, and they still are. So if it’s OK to criticize us per capita — why was it not OK for the government to brag about our cuts — per capita? …

Furthermore:

In 2018 and 2019 Australians were installing renewable energy, faster than any place on Earth. Why don’t Australians know this?

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