The burden of air pollution rests disproportionately on the shoulders of poorer Australians. This report by the Australian Conservation Foundation shows 90 per cent of polluting facilities reported in the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) are in postcodes with low-middle weekly household incomes.
The Federal Government has released its quarterly update of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the June 2018 quarter. It shows in the year to June 2018 Australia’s emissions increased by 0.6 per cent.
Climate data modelling shows that by 2050 communities in the federal electoral division of Cook would be markedly hotter, on average 15 per cent drier and experience more periods of extreme heat because of high global emissions.