Saturday, September 20, 2008

Climate Change Australia: 450 ppm?

A ray of hope in a recent comment from the Prime Minister.

Kevin Rudd said 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide is a "necessary" goal. This contrasts with the recent government commissioned Garnaut report, which posited 550 ppm, which would likely lead to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the critical Greenland ice shelf.

A good signal, although it would still face a rough ride implementing in practice, especially with an obstructionist Senate.

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