The Sydney Morning Herald has fallen for a scientific hoax by failing to check its facts, only three days after accusing conservative journal, Quadrant of the same thing.
Today, the SMH published an opinion piece, with the second last sentence reading as follows:
"Although Australia's small population means our overall contribution to greenhouse emissions is small, we remain the highest per capita emitter in the world, 35 per cent greater than the US according to a recent UN report."
However, there is no such report. Australia ranks about 13th and the United States about 10th. Google it - there is no United Nations report which says Australia has emissions 35 per cent higher than the United States, or any UN report that says Australia is the highest per capita emitter in the world.
Here is the direct link to the UN stats.
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