Australia: Emphasis shifts to limiting effects of global warming

Sydney Morning Herald: THERE is little sense of urgency about climate change in the budget, and the more muscular rhetoric about cutting greenhouse gases in recent budget papers has been replaced by talk of "minimising" the impact of global warming. About $170 million will be directed to energy- and water-saving programs that had been previously announced, including household rebates, while the establishment of many national parks meant a funding boost for the parks sector. The energy-saving schemes ......

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