Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/02/2006
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There is widespread concern that gas emissions resulting from the activities of people (e.g. transport, industrial processes, waste emissions and agriculture) have led to increased temperatures worldwide. This has been termed the greenhouse effect, or enhanced greenhouse effect. The gases involved, namely carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons, among others, have been called greenhouse gases.
Nationally, in 1994-95, some 56% of greenhouse gas emissions were induced (or caused) by goods and services used by households (Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounts, Australia 1992-93 to 1997-98 (Cat. no. 4604).
Information about greenhouse gas emissions can be found on the Australian Greenhouse Office web site at http://www.greenhouse.gov.au
Information about the National Greenhouse Strategy (Tasmania) can be found on the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment web site at http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/MCLE-5X88VP?open
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