Nov 16, 2012

Is Ferguson in a parallel universe or just the real world?

The present path is that China and India will be gobbling up all the growth in coal, and nearly all the growth in oil. Will we fight to combat climate change or make stacks of cash selling coal to Asia?

In the press reports surrounding the release of the energy white paper there appeared to be two parallel universes in existence — one concerned with dangerous climate change and another concerned with satisfying Asia’s demand for energy.

Nikki Williams, head of the Australian Coal Association, perhaps best illustrated the latter. She stated to The Sydney Morning Herald in relation to the energy white paper:

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  1. Daniel Ruben

    I lived for two years in Melbourne without a fridge and survived ok – in an era before the internet even existed let alone smartphones; and have never owned or driven a car. I also lived for a couple of years in impoverished 3rd-tier Chinese cities. Fact is, we’re in ivory towers up here with our worlds surrounded by gadgets consuming dirty electricity. Other people want a life too. As long as one coal fired power station exists in Australia, we’re just Pharisees.

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