Greens Senator Bob Brown says that the floods in Brisbane were caused by burning coal. He said in Hobart on Sunday 16th January 2011Â “It’s the single biggest cause – burning coal – for climate change and it must take its major share of responsibility for the weather events we are seeing unfolding now”
Well, the Greens have a member in the House of Representatives, and in six months they will have the balance of power in the Australian Senate. Why don’t they show the courage of their convictions. Why don’t they put up a private members bill to Ban the Mining and Export of Coal in Australia.
Greens Senator Bob Brown said further ” There’s very little doubt that the burning of fossil fuels is responsible for the hottest oceans we’ve ever seen off Australia, which in turn the scientists are saying very clearly is responsible for the quite extraordinary and harrowing floods that we’ve seen. ”
So Greens Senator Bob Brown, Ban Coal Mining. If it is such terrible stuff, then ban its use in Australia, and don’t allow those people overseas to use Australian Coal either. Lets sack the 137,000 people employed in the coal industry and shift them over to those imaginary Green Jobs .Â As an added benefit we will then know that Australia will never again have any more floods (or droughts).