Monday, April 12, 2010

As If Climate Change Wasn't Enough

Tonight I watched 4 Corners, and their report A Dirty Business. It wasn't about climate change specifically, but was about the coal mining that occurs in the Hunter Valley.

It was about the constant dust emissions from the coal mines, the transformation of a picturesque valley into wall-to-wall open pits, and residents developing respiratory diseases and cancer. Perhaps the scariest thing was the apparent lack of interest from the government.

Combining all these issues with climate change, surely renewable energy is the most 'convenient solution'.

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