Australians the 'world's worst polluters'
The report relies on US Energy Department data to highlight the risks business would face in Australia under a global emissions trading scheme.
UK risk assessment company Maplecroft has puts Australia at the very top of the chart when it comes to per capita emissions of CO2.
Maplecroft finds Australia's heavy reliance on coal makes for an average output of 20.58 tonnes of C02 per person per year, compared to 19.78 tonnes in the USA.
China, which recently overtook the US as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter overall, has a per capita average of about 4.5 tonnes per person.
Keep up the good work down there. There is no summer in Chicago area this year.