Everyone is totally with you on global warming, but would you please smarten the fuck up?
Your stunts targeting the Queensland coal terminals this weekend have cost an awful lot of money to the people of Queensland (and, of course, to the mining industry, but the loss to the four million residents of the state is far more important).
Gorillaz – O Green World
Here’s a little quiz for you:
Q: What will China and other developing countries do if they can’t buy coal from Queensland?
A: Just buy the coal from somewhere else, because they have a shitload of coal plants that they aren’t about to dismantle anytime soon.
So, why then, are you targeting the economy of one of the world leaders in clean coal research? Oh, that’s right – if you tried shenanigans like this in China the secret police would electrocute you in the testicles until you were dead. So instead you’re picking on a progressive, democratic country – which happens to be the world leader in prioritising climate change action – because you can get away with it here and earn some free publicity in the process. Never mind that once the tech is good to go, Queensland will be able to bundle clean coal technologies with the coal it sells.
Nice. Well thought-out, there. Bravo, really.
H-Blockx – The Power
Okay, so the technology isn’t mature yet – fine, but it will be as long as we can keep up research. Should the Wright Brothers have given up when their first flights were unsuccessful? Research is all about working until you reach your goal, because progress doesn’t happen magically overnight.
Okay, so nuclear power is cleaner. Sure, but you can’t really retrofit an Indian coal-burning plant to a fusion reactor, can you?
Okay, so wind and solar are cheaper. See above. Besides, this has nothing to do with new power stations – it’s all about reducing the carbon emissions of existing infrastructure.
While we’re talking Greenpeace, let’s close this session with Penn & Teller helping Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore tear apart one of the world’s largest “environmental” activism groups: