Australian news, and some related international items

Coal: the Captain’s call and its catastrophic implications. #Auspol #ClimateChange


The last few days have demonstrated just how far out of touch some in the Australian media and political incumbency are from critical climate change events happening around the world.
Yesterday The Australian Financial Review condemned “eco-activists” for the costs they are supposedly inflicting on the Australian community (Eco-activism is a major cost to the community, 6th August 2015) after the courts overturned Federal Government approval of the Carmichael Mine in the Galilee Basin.

Instead of condemnation, these activists should be congratulated them for their responsibility in trying prevent substantial economic damage and wasted assets, which will be the outcome if the Galilee Basin coal developments are allowed to proceed.
Predictably we now have the Prime Minister’s Captain’s call. Coal, we are repeatedly told, is essential for the future of humanity, and for the alleviation of poverty in countries like India.
Every other consideration, must now be put aside in…

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August 7, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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