About: Counting The Cost Of Australia’s Coal Rush
Folks, coal kills no if ands or buts. If you don't think you've been affected think twice. There is no place on earth where you can catch fish or shellfish that has not been affected by methyl mercury, which comes entirely from burning coal to produce power. There are types of fish that have lower levels and some fish that have extremely high levels, but there are no fish that are free of mercury. I loved swordfish, there are no seafood restaurants that serve it because this fish has among the highest levels of mercury. Our air is fouled our food is being fouled and we just sit.
soon China will abandon coal and replace it by hydro, natural gas, nuclear power and other renewable energy. Now China is constructing the largest number of nuclear power station projects in the world at the same time. Also switch from coal to natural gases, and is building several super mega hydro stations now
how about just covering them.......... solved
interesting ,,perhaps covers for the coal trains ??
These people must be looking for a $$$ compensation handout or they would just move. Idiots!!
The countries that used to ruin 'undeveloped' (un-industrially developed; really they had been developing in their own ways for thousands of years) countries by going in and extracting natural resources unhampered by constraints like, say, love of the land or the people -- the urge not to soil ones own nest -- now sell their own resources to the lowest, fastest cash bidder.
Ironic. Poetic injustice. There just aren't enough paradises left to exploit.
Guess the industrial 'revolution' (my, but that had a nice ring to it...) is over.
theyre getting the full industrial-revolution experience
it's funny how the government tries to protect us from everything, but what protects us from the government?
We Indians need cheap aussie coal to power our country.
The people that live next to the train line or send their kids to the school are so fed up with it but have done NOTHING. why not move if its that bad.. plus the town sucks anyway, id move even if there were no trains.
The dairy farmer has 5 kids? Five? Really? Why stop there, why not breed like the cows and have 15. Then 10 could have asthma. The exponential curve. Humanity will never get it.
It baffles me that Australia of all countries doesn't build more solar infrastructure. Granted, they probably don't have access to natural pumped water storage, but solar could at least contribute more to the energy mix.
There was a good point that the trains should be covered when transporting the coal.
Don't worry girls you will grow out of it. I had such bad asthma as a kid. My environment did not change, in fact perhaps it became more polluted, yet I became a healthy person who can go tramping!
Thanks for the documentary.
Our indian companies have recently bought coal mines in australia. This is going to increase even more. Indian govt is increasing solar plants but it is taking a lot of time due to various problems. I think for atleast next 50 years coal will be still used for electricity production. My country's fertility rate has come down but our hunger for electricity is killing us slowly because of pollution. I hope in next 50 years the world needs to find alternate ways to produce more electricity or else coal companies arent going to die anytime soon.
People. The cheapest commodity on the planet.
Excellent doc, thank you for sharing