Monday, November 18, 2013
Speaking of Vandals, We're Number - Last
Germanwatch has just released the latest Climate Change Performance Index of the 58 top CO2 emitting nations.
Australia, the land of Big Coal Down Undah, and Big Oil Canada, are singled out for special merit.
After a government change in Australia, the country loses ground again and finds itself now on rank 57. The policy evaluation in particular was much worse than in previous years. One important reason is the turnaround in installing a carbon levy and trade system.
As in the previous year, Canada still shows no intention of moving forward with climate policy and therefore remains the worst performer of all industrialised countries.
So, you see, Australia owes us big time. Good old Canada is all that's keeping Australia from ranking dead last. Wait a second.
See, I told you. We are the 21st century's Vandals.