24 Apr '11, 1pm

Australia's carbon emissions rising

Australia's carbon emissions rising

As the Australian economy recovers from the economic slowdown of 2009, the levels of carbon dioxide emissions have also risen. The latest data to be released by Australia's Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency shows that the emissions of carbon for the year of 2010 are 0.5 percent higher than the emissions from 2009. Industrial activity is being blamed for the increasing carbon emissions which have been highlighted in the report prepared by the National Greenhouse Accounts . Even though the annual carbon emissions from the industrial processes sector only accounts for around six percent of all total emissions, the levels from this sector increased by over 13 percent. The occurrence of unusual natural climate events experienced last year across Australia, including much cooler than normal temperatures and increased rainfall and flooding, has led to a reduction...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/pollution/australia-carbon-emis...

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