QUEENSLAND'S greenhouse gas emissions have surged by almost 10 per cent and Australia's emissions per capita remain among the world's highest.Now, let me see.
This, according to data just released, was due largely to use of coal for power generation.
That's 10% of Australia's 1.4% of the 0.000006% (or was that 0.00006%)of anthropogenic - was it CO2 or all greenhouse gases?
Any way you look at it, it's still 4/5 of 5/8 of F- all.
Oh, but never mind, Kevvie's got it all under control...
A CSIRO-Australian National University report this week said fears that the emissions-trading scheme would cause petrol and power costs to skyrocket were unfounded.
It forecast slow rises in energy costs that would mostly be outstripped by income growth but it recommended low-income households receive a $50-$180 annual government payment to cover any gap between rising energy costs and income growth.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd this week met with the president of Kiribati, the Pacific Island nation facing potential oblivion due to rising sea levels. Next month Mr Rudd is to attend a gathering of G8 heads of state in Japan to discuss global warming, energy and food security issues.