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Droughts, fires and floods: Could climate change decide Australia’s election?

Australia, a major coal exporter and one of the worst per capita emitters, goes to the polls Saturday.

The result could be decisive for global climate goals, as voters demand lawmakers do more to cut emissions.

  • Alistair Walsh
  • Deutsche Welle

The results of the Australian election this Saturday will set the climate agenda for one of the planet’s worst per-capita CO2 emitters.

It comes as the world faces a rapidly closing window to stop the most severe impacts of climate change.

The country, dubbed a “wrecker” at climate change negotiations, is a major exporter of fossil fuels, largely to East Asia and India.

It has been criticized for grossly insufficient climate targets by the UK and…

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