UN demands Australia stop mining coal

UN demands Australia stop mining coal

Watts Up With That?

anthracite coalGuest essay by Eric Worrall

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has stated that Australia must stop mining coal.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald;

Speaking at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, Christiana Figueres drew a parallel between Australia and the oil kingdom [Saudi Arabia] as countries that would need to diversify their economies as the world grapples with global warming.

Ms Figueres said ultimately Australia would have to move away from coal for environmental reasons and changes in global economic patterns. She said nobody was saying this would have to happen overnight, but the transition should be orderly, gradual and progressive.

‘”The science is very clear, there is no space for any new coal,” she said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-will-have-to-move-away-from-coal-un-climate-head-says-20150506-ggvfvz.html

Ms Figures doesn’t have any specific advice about how Australia should fill the gigantic hole in her finances, which decommissioning the coal mining industry would create. Perhaps Ms…

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Illinois Votes to Loosen Voting Standards

Illinois Assembly passed and the governor signed new voting regulations giving increased time for early voting (there already was quite a bit of time for early voting), same day registrations (gee, because some people just don’t have the time to register to vote until voting day), AND abolished the requirement for voters to have an identification card to show poll workers (even though you have to have one or two for everything else you do in the U.S. but voting is not that important, and besides, it’s too much of a burden to require that of people).

And the excuses go on and on and on. Pretty soon, others will be allowed to vote in your place because well, gee, you just can’t get there at all, so I’ll vote in your place, yada, yada, yada. It’s ok, because, well, you would have voted if you could have, and it’s not like it’s an extra vote, after all. I’m just voting FOR you, because you aren’t using your vote, so I will.

Can’t you just see it coming?

The press release coming out of Springfield was so much progressive propaganda. I work for a newspaper, but I just couldn’t see myself putting it in our paper without the corresponding dissent from one of my favorite column writers who can address each progressive deception appropriately.

I like what Mahatma Gandhi said: First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win. Yeh.

News of the Week, So Far

The Department of Defense has been ordered to fight seafood fraud. All this while Baghdad is under threat.

AMA declares gender is “imaginary.”

The dog ate my homework. Translation: All those emails you wanted, Congress? Well, my hard drive crashed and I specifically lost all of those, and now the computer has been thrown away too.

Redskins, your name is hurtful to those of us who are sensitive. I (the government) am taking your property away.

Er.Um. I got that Benghazi ringleader you all were worried about….finally.

Our Secretary of State: I wonder if Iraq is aware of how bad global warming is….

Hopechangeistan.

Gobbletygook.

The world is going mad.

And the beat goes on. La-di-da-di-di.

We better say our prayers.