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Cutting emissions can’t get us to net zero

18 January 2023

10:00 PM

18 January 2023

10:00 PM

There is no prospect whatsoever of Australia cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by enough to meet its legislated net-zero target by 2050. That is the considered view of Australia’s top environmental scientists published in a report last October that only came to light last week. The finding will inevitably lead to conflict between environmental activists and the Albanese government over the resultant urgent need, according to the scientists, for significant governmental support for carbon offset programs that remove CO2 from the atmosphere in an attempt to make up this large looming emissions gap  – particularly as it would have to...

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