By Michael Darby
Greens want to make burning coal a crime.
More than any other single factor, coal is directly responsible for the happiness, health and longevity of the residents of modern communities. Sadly, there are millions around the world who have been denied access to the benefits of coal. Our hearts go out to those folk who lack any or all of electricity, refrigeration, modern medicine, mechanized agriculture, mobility, illumination, education, communications, safe housing, secure employment and personal liberty.
A noble aim of modern civilisations is to extend to the world’s less fortunate all the benefits of coal, supplemented where appropriate by other reliable sources of energy. 240 million residents of India have no electricity (Bloomberg 25 Jan 2018). Death and property destruction are commonplace results of dangerous methods of cooking, heating and illumination, and around half of all food grown is spoiled or lost to decay or vermin because of lack of refrigeration. In common with millions of other victims of energy deprivation, these folk crave reliable energy.
The Australian Greens and their equally despicable allies including Greenpeace, WWF and GetUp! hold the racist view that energy deprived residents of the Sub-Continent do not deserve refrigeration or education. Hence the vicious and dishonest campaigns against Adani and GVK.
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