The crucial issue of how best to tackle climate change and make significant progress towards a low-carbon economy is one that gives students tremendous opportunities to hone their analysis and evaluation skills. A few weeks ago the Australian government was successful in getting through the Senate proposals for a new carbon tax and in this blog we link to some excellent video reports on the background to this decision.
Progress needs to be made - data for 2010 show that global levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined by climate experts just four years ago. The world pumped about 564 million more tonnes of carbon into the air in 2010 than it did in 2009, an increase of six per cent. The Australian government is introducing a temporary carbon tax ahead of launching a carbon emissions trading scheme in 2015.
The first 12 minutes of this video is excellent for using in the classroom. Australia, one of the world’s biggest polluters, has unveiled a radical move to tackle climate change, but will it work?
Australians up in arms over carbon tax
Government pledges to cut carbon emissions by half by 2025 (May 2011)
UK: Guardian - case for a carbon tax
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