The above infographic was created for the Science Media Centre to coincide with the launch of the revised New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) which came in to effect last July.
New Zealand emissions have grown by over 20% above 1990 levels. The ETS is a first attempt to price carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, in a bid to reduce emissions growth.
As the diagram clearly shows, there’s not an elephant, but a giant cow in the room.
Here’s an earlier concept which didn’t make the cut…