DEBBIE breaking rainfall records, Harvey flooding Texas, Irma and other hurricanes going through the Caribbean, major flooding in South Asia, fires in Greenland, ships in the Arctic without icebreakers and still our state and federal governments refuse to act on reducing green house gas emissions.
If they are worried about real jobs, the $1 billion they want to “loan” to the billionaire Adani, they should instead invest in solar thermal power plants that will provide more jobs and base load power without any emissions.
Many people made a good living off the coal industry, but undeniable increases in sea temperatures as a result of burning fossil fuels makes this industry dangerous and dying; and we now have alternatives that weren’t available 20 years ago.
More people are employed in renewables than coal in many other areas of the world, while Australia is outstanding only in its refusal to moveto renewable energy supplies.
Why are our governments denying the science?
When will we realise the threat to all our futures, and stand up to these coal dinosaurs and throw them out?
- Jonathan Peter, Airlie Beach