Our weekly Greenhouse Indicator for Australian States gave real-time information on the greenhouse gases produced from energy use. We tracked emissions from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
Each and every week we release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Because they can't be seen, it is difficult to understand how much is being produced.
All countries provided a detailed annual report of their greenhouse gas emissions. But such reports are normally released long after the emissions have occurred. Thus this information, while comprehensive and critical for policy planning and scientific assessment, arrives too late for us to respond to it in the manner necessary to tackling this problem.
The Greenhouse Indicator put a figure on what is happening and enables everyone to follow how much we are emitting each and every week.