The West Australian (Letters): Offsets on gas vital for climate




If Western Australia were to be opened up to unconventional gas mining, emissions from this source alone would have the potential to exceed by three times Australia's total emissions budget for energy, writes DEA's WA Chair Dr Richard Yin. With the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report highlighting that we are in a climate emergency, it's time the Mark McGowan Government shows leadership on this critical issue. 

With south-west of WA one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change, it's in the State's self interest to have a renewable energy target, announce a ban on fracking and place a requirement for offsets on the LNG industry.

Dr Richard Yin is the WA Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia


The following letter was published in the West Australian on 19 October 2018



Mining image credit: Aleksander Pasaric


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