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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:44 AM

Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

Source: Phys.org

JUNE 13, 2019
by Andrew Beatty



Conservationists warn the controversial mine would threaten the World Heritage-listed Barrier Reef

Australia approved Thursday the construction of a controversial coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef, paving the way for a dramatic and unfashionable increase in coal exports.

Queensland's government said it had accepted a groundwater management plan for the Indian-owned Adani Carmichael mine—the last major legal hurdle before construction can begin.

The project, fiercely debated for almost a decade, comes as investors and even energy companies are moving away from fossil fuels amid concern about the climate.

Opponents warn it will create a new generation of coal exports—which will be burned in India and China—contributing to further degrade the planet.

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2019-06-australia-vast-coal-great-barrier.html

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Reply Australia approves vast coal mine near Great Barrier Reef (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 13 OP
SunSeeker Jun 13 #1
lark Jun 13 #2
NickB79 Jun 13 #3
Takket Jun 13 #4
NickB79 Jun 13 #5
rwsanders Jun 13 #7
The Liberal Lion Jun 13 #6
Kid Berwyn Jun 13 #8
EarthFirst Jun 13 #9
rockfordfile Jun 14 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 04:39 AM

1. What the ever loving fuck?

Why why WHY Australia?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:52 AM

2. Another country off my list for now.

Australia has also been deeply infected by rw oligarchs who care only for their profits and nothing for the country or its' people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:25 AM

3. Global coal consumption has now risen two years in a row

We're hell-bent on killing ourselves, it seems.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:30 AM

4. Worse, we are hell bent on killing our CHILDREN

History will not look kindly on the generations that ignored this.

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Response to Takket (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:44 AM

5. Yeah, mine just turned 9

I've developed a doomsday prepper mentality over climate change that's really straining my marriage, but I can't stop trying to think of ways to protect her from what's coming. I should probably be on antianxiety meds.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:53 PM

7. I wasn't talking about it around my wife, found out she knew anyway.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 11:03 AM

6. Has the world gone fucking mad!

For the love of everything that is good and right the time for revolt is NOW! We can no longer wait. The money grubbers will destroy our environment and leave us holding the bag. We can't wait, we must not wait, we must act NOW. By any means necessary we must prevail.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 02:04 PM

8. Australia must really need the money.

Can’t be much in shearing jolly jumbucks these days.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:01 PM

9. Fools.

After the last of it has been exploited and depleted; when we’ve created such a toxic and inhospitable environment for mankind; after the parasite is eliminated; nature will endure and recover...

Without us.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 04:34 AM

10. A foreign company to Australia to screw up a great world wonder.

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