Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chinese ship ‘gouged two mile scar’ in Great Barrier Reef | Raw Story

Chinese ship ‘gouged two mile scar’ in Great Barrier Reef | Raw Story

Copied/pasted from the story:

"Conservationists say the incidents highlight the risk to Australia's environment posed by rocketing resource (COAL) exports to Asia, which are fuelling a strong recovery from the global financial crisis.

The reef, which is visible from space and is one of the world's foremost ecological treasures, has already come under pressure from rising sea temperatures and pollution."

On the one hand, Australia makes a ton of money mining coal and selling it to China for thier pollution spewing power plants (2 or 3 new plants per week!), yet the global climate change causing carbon dioxide from this is killing the coral reefs that the ship wrecked on.

Dear Downunderdunderers: You MAY NOT have it both ways.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.