Australia has been talking up its climate credentials – but do the claims stack up?

Australia has been talking up its climate credentials – but do the claims stack up?

The Guardian

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The government is under pressure to do more to tackle global heating but critics say the PM has instead employed ‘Trumpian misrepresentation’

As Australia came under international pressure to lift its climate commitments ahead of a virtual summit hosted by the US president the prime minister, Scott Morrison, and his emissions reduction minister, Angus Taylor, have made a series of claims to defend the government’s position.

Do they stack up? Adam Morton looks at the evidence.

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