Greg Hunt’s carbon illusion

There is good reason the Coalition has been scant on details regarding its Direct Action plan: it is constructed on the premise of bogus soil carbon offsets.

Like Labor, the Coalition has committed to reduce carbon emissions 5 per cent by 2020. But the Libs’ ‘Direct Action’ plan has been dubbed ‘soil magic’ because over 60 per cent of reductions – 85 million tonnes of CO2 per year – are to be taken up by soil.


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