IF EVERY person on Earth created as much pollution as the average Australian, we would need another six planets to cope, a United Nations' report says.
It [The Human Development Report, released yesterday] lashes the argument - advanced by Labor and Liberal parties at the election - that there is no point for rich countries to set reduction targets if big emitters in the developing world do not set them.
The report argues that, per person, rich countries remain the biggest emitters, and it is unfair [I would say unethical and immoral] for the developing world to pay the costs of emissions generated by the developed world's growth.
The report also suggests the economic impact will be 60% worse than just recently predicted in the Stern Review.
I couldn't have put it any better myself, but anyone who is current with this blog knows I certainly have been trying.
Of course nuclear power could help solve this dilemma - with huge power capability, 24/7/
No time to waste.