'Do nothing' approach to climate change disastrous

By Letters to the Editor
December 19 2021 - 6:30pm
If all countries adopted the same approach as Australia to emissions reductions the world would be on the brink of disaster by 2100. Picture:Shutterstock

The Morrison government and Labor should both heed the advice of the Climate Council's latest report to commit to halving Australia's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 ("Coalition, Labor told to boost their efforts on emissions targets", December 14, p5). They should take particular note of the council's statement: "if all countries were to adopt the Morrison government's "do-nothing" approach, we'd be trying to survive on a planet warmed to somewhere between three degrees and four degrees by 2100".

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