Tuesday, November 04, 2014
"Coal Is The Future" - Tony Abbott
Australia's prime ministerial windbag, Tony Abbott, leaves no doubt about where he stands on climate change - it's "crap." Since coming to power, the now seriously unpopular Abbott has wasted no time boosting coal energy, coal exports and dismembering the country's renewable energy and climate change initiatives.
Here's what Abbott had to say today on the subject of coal.
"For the foreseeable future coal is the foundation of our prosperity. Coal is the foundation of the way we live because you can't have a modern lifestyle without energy.
"You can't have a modern economy without energy and for now and for the foreseeable future, the foundation of Australia's energy needs will be coal. The foundation of the world's energy needs will be coal."
That's about as "in your face" as it's possible to get. Australia, like Canada, is and will remain a committed climate change pariah. Count on Australia to support the Harper government in its never-ending efforts to subvert global action to minimize climate change.
Also in today's Guardian is a report on how CO2 emissions have increased since Abbott scrapped Australia's carbon tax four months ago. The biggest increase comes from brown coal generators in the country's electrical utilities. Quelle surprise!~