By ignoring a massive rise in polluting gases from the agricultural and forestry industries, Australia has managed to make its overall emissions seem much lower than they actually are.Brush fires are natural occurrences in Australia. And of course the drought is due to global warming (bear with me here). What Australia needs to do instead of claiming credits for natural carbon sequestration is to claim reparations from the IPCC and their ilk for each and every wild fire. And if it pans out perhaps California with its yearly wild fires could do the same.
Under the Kyoto Protocol, Australia is allowed to increase carbon emissions by 8 per cent compared to 1990 levels.
But figures supplied to the United Nations earlier this year show that between 1990 and 2007, Australia's real carbon emissions actually rose by 82 per cent.
The dramatic increase has mainly been caused by rising emissions from Australia's rural lands, caused by bushfires and drought.
What it all boils down to is that the whole carbon scheme is wide open to fraud. Which has already been committed in Denmark. It seems that climate is not controlled by the sun, by CO2, or even by people who read thermometers. It is controlled by the folks who enter the numbers in the "official" records.
I'm sorry but your numbers are no good with me.