Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

penny, penny, penny...

Penny Wong. She's Australia's new Minister For Climate Change And Water.

She's trying hard. Very hard.

Observed her in an interview with Tony Jones on ABC1 tonight.

What a load of crap.

She thinks that coal (clean coal*) is an essential part of the near future with regard to reducing CO2 emissions. With respect, Penny, you are a blathering idiot. You are obviously a prisoner of the coal lobby (quelle surprise, ma cherie...) *Oxymoron Alert.

So many twonks, so few bullets... **

Obviously, Penny has not heard of natural gas. Australia has oodles of natural gas. We even stole shitloads of it from the East Timorese as a way of thanking them for letting us "liberate" them....

Natural gas powered power stations emit about half as much CO2 as the cleanest coal-fired power stations. But does she talk about transitioning to natural gas?

No.

That would be in the "too hard" basket.

Never mind the fact that it offers a way to swiftly cut our electricity-related CO2 emissions by 50%.

As I said, another prisoner of the coal lobby... Tragic...

So many twonks, so few bullets... **

** Only joking, ASIO. I'm actually an advocate of nonviolence.


4 Comments:

Blogger phil said...

Hmm, I'd better not let on what I've been up to today...

March 12, 2008 12:09 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

What have you been up to, Phil? Hmmm? C'mon, tell Uncle Gerry...

March 12, 2008 9:17 AM  
Blogger phil said...

Accompanying a clean coal delegation.

I told you that you wouldn't like it.

March 12, 2008 8:20 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Oh dear... You probably won't want to say more about it here, but my mind boggles. 500 Hail Mary's for you, boy...

March 13, 2008 4:43 AM  

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