In the absence of Australian consumers having any actual influence on historical global climate variations, Greens MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt has decided to justify his incessant outrage and reframe our national guilt as “the third largest exporter of climate pollution in the world.” To confirm his outrage, he typed the last three words in all capitals – “IN THE WORLD”. There’s room to escalate though as he refrained from an exclamation mark or three.
If climate pollution was an Olympic sport, Scott Morrison would be on the podium with a medal.
PM can’t admit Aust is the 3rd largest exporter of climate pollution IN THE WORLD.
Asked PM in #qt to account for the coal Aust exports & its contribution to bushfires & he dodged it.
— Adam Bandt (@AdamBandt) November 25, 2019
When Greens outrage prompted a ban on Australian live cattle exports to Indonesia because the journey was long and cruel, the Indonesians ordered much more beef from Brazil and many more cattle endured a much longer journey with much worse animal cruelty standards. The knee-jerks made things much worse for animals in the world on balance. Perhaps they don’t care about Brazilian cows as long as Aussie cows aren’t suffering. Racists!
Balance in the big picture or long term consequences is not something the Greens have any familiarity with. Instead, they use emotional and manipulative language to sustain the outrage necessary to justify their relevance in Australian politics.
Now the Greens and their like-minded lemmings are insisting the global-climate-warming-change-emergency will be a better off without Australian coal and we are simply making pollution worse by waiting another second to end our coal exports too.
If angry Adam couldn’t get his soy latte from his preferred Melbourne vegan ethically-sourced roastery, would he stop drinking soy lattes, or would he get it somewhere else?
Likewise, nations currently buying Australian coal wouldn’t simply convert to Green wind power (though in ample supply) if we stopped exporting coal, they would simply buy it elsewhere. The overall result, on balance, in the longterm, would be that much more coal would need to be consumed by those customers putting more pollution in the air. Australian coal is simply the best because it takes far less of our quality coal to produce the needed energy.
If angry Adam wants the world burning less coal, the logical solution is to give them more Australian coal. It’s not exporting pollution. It’s exporting clean coal to significantly reduce inevitable pollution.
If we did what angry Adam demanded there would be much more pollution in the world.