Data on CO2 storage for trees & soil manipulated

Posted on: Tue 16 Nov 2021

One aspect of Australian Government’s 2050 net zero emissions plan relies on carbon dioxide storage in trees and soil.

Government estimates for carbon dioxide storage go far beyond the upper bounds of what peer-reviewed science suggests is possible.

Experts are saying that there has been a ‘gross manipulation’ of the data.

To examine the claims that underpin the government’s plan, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Polly Hemming, a carbon offsets expert with the Australia Institute.

Australia’s 2050 net zero emissions plan relies on ‘gross manipulation’ of data, experts say

Produced by Des Lawrence

Flickr image: cafuego


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