Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Climate Science · Coal · Economic Development · Energy Efficiency · Federal Energy Policy

Coal-Fired Australia, Buffeted by Climate Change, Enacts Carbon Tax

by Andy Hollis

Australia, a nation with enormous coal deposits and one of the world’s highest per capita  carbon emissions, is implementing an aggressive tax on carbon in response to dramatic climate changes impacting the country. Soaring temperatures have amplified droughts, floods, and wildfires, while increased carbon uptake by the ocean has degraded the Great Barrier Reef.
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