And so it was really no surprise to read this morning that Australia has the world's highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions from energy use.
Go Aussies, go!
You think your country likes burning coal and filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide? Get in line!
On the CO2 Energy Emissions Index, Canada has come in third, while Australia has overtaken the US - responsible for 19.78 tonnes per head - as the worst per capita emitter.
The risk assessment company who conducted the study found Australia's overwhelmingly coal-based electricity supply meant the average person emitted 20.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
20.58 tonnes baby!!
Plastic bags? We love them! Water bottled in plastic and transported in big trucks around the country? Oh yeah! Solar panels and wind turbines? For losers!
A spokeswoman for our Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said:
"As one of the hottest and driest continents on earth, Australia will be among the hardest and fastest-hit by climate change if we don't act now."
But why would we bother to act at all? Global warming and peak oil? bring it on! Environmentalism and eco-consciousness is for sissies.