Tuesday, 27 March 2012 08:51
Victoria increases its huge GHG pollution
The State of Victoria, Australia, is named after Queen Victoria who ruled over Britain, India and the British Empire from 1837-1901, during which time 500 million Indians perished avoidably from British-imposed deprivation. Victoria is the worst polluting state in Australia which in turn is one of the worst countries in the world for annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. However the new ultra-conservative government of Victoria is trying to increase GHG pollution in all kinds of ways and has just announced its intention to scrap an existing plan for "20% off GHG pollution by 2020".