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To prevent dangerous climate change Australia’s emissions would have to be reduced by 55 per cent by 2015 and 95 per cent by 2020

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Australia Institute deputy director, Andrew Macintosh, said the greenhouse gas cuts Australia must achieve to prevent dangerous climate change may be substantially higher than thought, with modelling suggesting it should be as much as 95 per cent by 2020.The Institute’s modelling shows that to have any hope of preventing dangerous temperatures, Australia’s emissions would have to be reduced by 55 per cent by 2015 and 95 per cent by 2020. The Institute found that Australia had already used more than a quarter of its allocation by 2005 and was predicted to use 54 per cent by the end of this decade.The Sydney Morning Herald, 18/7/2007, p. 7

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