Australian’s emissions have increased for a fourth year in a row, according to new data published by the Federal Government.
The newly released data from the Environment and Energy department shows the country’s greenhouse gas pollution is at record high levels after four years of consecutive increases.
The data shows that the quarter to December last year, Australia’s carbon emissions rose 0.8 per cent, with an annual emissions increase by 0.7 per cent.
“Without any credible climate or energy policy from the Federal Government, Australia’s pollution has been going up and up,” said the Climate Council’s CEO, Amanda McKenzie.
“Australia is facing a climate crisis, with worsening extreme fire and heat, and sea level rise threatening coastal property. Recent research showed that half a trillion dollars could be wiped off the property market in a decade if the government continues to bury its head in the sand.”