Why should it matter to you if the distant Greenland ice sheet turns black from a mixture of soot and industrial waste from coal-fired power stations? How is this of the faintest importance to anyone -- let alone those of us down here in Australia?
Allow us to explain.
|There's a major crack in the logic of those |
who think coal will save the world.
As you know, the biggest coal mine ever built in Australia appears likely to go ahead. This, despite a comprehensive report showing Adani's Carmichael mine makes no sense economically, environmentally or from a public health perspective.
The mine is especially bad news from a climate change point of view, because coal accounts for almost half of the world's CO2 emissions -- the gas which beyond even the faintest doubt is primarily responsible for human-caused global warming.
Read the Huffington Post story by Anthony Sharwood - “The Dark, Dirty Coal Secret You Never Hear Anything About.”