Once we consider huge fossil-fuel-producing nations, it is normally Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and possibly Venezuela that spring to thoughts — however a brand new report locations Australia close to the very high of that record.
The evaluation, launched right this moment by public coverage assume tank the Australia Institute, measures fossil gas exports in keeping with their carbon dioxide-emissions potential.
It ranks Australia because the world’s third-biggest exporter behind solely Russia and Saudi Arabia.
In different phrases, when Australian fossil fuels — primarily coal — are burned abroad, the quantity of carbon dioxide they produce is larger than the exported emissions of almost all of the world’s greatest oil- and gas-producing nations, like Iraq and Kuwait.
Australia mines about 57 tonnes of CO2 potential per particular person annually, about 10 occasions the worldwide common,…