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The world we leave our kids

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Andrew Landeryou pleads:

Let’s do something about ensuring that pollution of all kinds is cut back using exponentially improving technology, ensuring that our kids have clean energy, clean air, clean water and uncontaminated land to grow the food they need. And that we brutally minimise our dependence on buying Saudi oil that fuels the wealth that pays for terrorist attacks on us.That’s a real conservation agenda that’s pro-jobs, pro-development and pro-freedom.

The radical alternatives involving turning off lights and turning back the clock proposed by politically motivated environmentalists are increasingly being seen as the result of a particularly bizarre fad which is just finally starting to run out of steam.

It’s not just the politically motivated environmentalists at work, what about our state politicians and their proposals for road tunnel across Melbourne to handle the expected increase in road traffic.

That sort of development must be the least viable transport solution when we are running down the oil age.

The rhetoric about clean coal is a load of cr*p too. It is all theory designed to con us into allowing the continuation of the world’s “worst practice” coal fired power stations throughout Australia.

Australia has no alternative to seeking “clean coal” technology, says Federal Energy Minister Martin Ferguson. “Australia’s coal resources alone – assuming the advent of successful clean coal technologies – are so large that they could be significant in the global energy mix for several hundred years,” said Mr Ferguson.

Australia cannot be seen to be serious about reducing carbon emissions whilst we export the massive amounts of coal and CNG that protects the Australian economy from the economic woes of the world.

In an open letter to Kevin Rudd, Dr James Hansen, the director of NASA’S Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has called on the Australian government to halt plans for the mining of coal, the export of coal and the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

Since no one knows when, or if, carbon sequestration from coal plants will ever be available at a competitive cost, Hansen’s call for no coal plants without sequestration is a call for the start of a planet-wide moratorium on new coal plants.

Landeryou’s final comment is poignant:

While we shiver through a cold winter, many of us will see with refreshing clarity the whites of their lies.


Written by Greg Naylor

4 April 2008 at 8:55 pm

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  1. You think Landeryou is poignant?

    Liberty Larry

    5 April 2008 at 9:38 pm

  2. No – but Landeryou’s final comment is poignant:

    Greg Naylor

    5 April 2008 at 9:55 pm

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