Recycling alone doesn’t cut it for Australia

So it seems like recycling is getting more and more common in Australia nowadays, which is a fine development and all, but the big problem they’re facing right now is their amount of carbon emissions.

But Australia, which signed the Kyoto Protocol on climate change last December, continues to rely on coal for electricity, and fossil fuel for transport, making Australians high per person emitters of greenhouse gases, blamed for global warming.

“While Australia only accounts for around 1.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, its carbon dioxide emissions per person are relatively high,” the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in its 2008 Year Book, released on Thursday.

Nobody’s perfect after all, but it would be great if they got to work on their energy use. Kudos to them for their recycling efforts, though!

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