Australia has suffered hellish wildfires and withering drought—and is asking for more through its massive coal exports.

4 thoughts on “Australia has suffered hellish wildfires and withering drought—and is asking for more through its massive coal exports.”

  1. A good article by Guy Pearse. The trick of excluding exports from our nation’s carbon accounting will not fool the rest of the world although the number of times I’ve heard/read the ‘Australia’s emissions are too small to be relevant’ line shows it works quite well on Australians.
    So we have a Federal Gov’t that promotes the massive expansion of fossil fuel mining and exports, has Carbon Capture and Storage as the keystone technological ‘fix’ and uses this virtually non-existent and unlikely ever to be economic greenwash fantasy as the fall-back excuse for that expansion and for failing to make any substantial efforts on climate change. Even their CPRS and ETS negotiations involved weakening inadequate policy to the point of irrelevance and hoping to blame the Liberals for it’s failure – I suspect in order to stave off a flow of votes to the Greens.
    It’s not the radical fringe that’s the problem, it’s the policy inadequacies of mainstream political parties that are the problem. Based on progress to date I’d have to say we have bipartisan support for a policy of maximising global dependence on Australian fossil fuels.

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  2. I think the drought is the simply reason of cutting trees in Australia and it’s very harmful for the environmental cause as well. The Eco-balance is lost and the result is clearly been observed.

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