|A big screen reminds people in Beijing of what a blue sky looks like
|Air pollution purchased from Australia|
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summarised in The Guardian,
states that air pollution is the world's single biggest environmental health
An article published in the prestigious health journal, The Lancet, put
numbers on the deaths caused
by the burning of coal to generate electricity.
The main sources of ambient air pollution are motor vehicles and coal
The main sources of air pollution in homes are coal smoke and wood
In Australia our government cannot see past the profits that they believe
can be made by digging up and exporting millions of tonnes of this killer
Outside Australia, people and the more progressive organisations are turning
away from coal because they see its shortcomings and because they see it
lacks a viable economic future.
They are turning toward clean, non-polluting, renewable energy.
A quote from PM Tony
Abbott on 2014/05/28:
"It's particularly important that we do not demonise the coal industry and
if there was one fundamental problem, above all else, with the carbon tax
was that it said to our people, it said to the wider world, that a commodity
which in many years is our biggest single export, somehow should be left in
the ground and not sold.
Well really and truly, I can think of few things more damaging to our future."
PM Abbott would like to export even more coal and death, and he will do so if
the Australian people allow him to.
The man, who calls himself a Christian, has not the slightest conception of
US President Barack Obama recently (late May 2014) said:
"We don't have to choose between the health of our economy and the health of
PM Abbott seems to be one of the very few national leaders on the planet who
wants no action on
climate change and
He is a man who claims to be Christian yet who seems to be motivated
only by ambition and money.
"As President, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet
that's beyond fixing."
How much CO2?
In 2012 Australia mined about 430 million tonnes of coal.
This is about 14 tonnes each second.
When these 14 tonnes are burned they produce about 25 tonnes of
CO2 every second – which goes straight into the