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24 January 2013

Continua la distruzione in Australia: 40.000 ettari bruciati vicino a Melbourne



  1. Dispiace moltissimo per gli Australiani che non hanno colpa. Ma per alcuni degli altri (i politici e l’industria Australiana del carbone) e’ forse l’unica cosa che potra’ (forse) fargli capire?

    Il rapporto di Greenpeace circolato oggi …

    …dice :

    The 14 dirty energy projects in this report range from
    massive expansion of coal mining in China

    .... to large-scale expansion of coal exports from Australia, ....

    the US and Indonesia, to the development of risky unconventional
    sources of oil in the tar sands of Canada, in the Arctic,
    in the ocean off the coast of Brazil, in Iraq, in the Gulf of
    Mexico and in Kazakhstan, and to gas production in Africa
    and the Caspian Sea. They are the biggest dirty energy
    projects planned in the coming decades.5

    Australia: by 2025, coal exports would increase to
    408 million tonnes a year above 2011 levels, pushing
    associated CO2 emissions up by 1,200 million tonnes a
    year once the coal is burned.

    By then, the CO2 emissions caused by Australian coal exports would be three times as large as the emissions from Australia’s entire domestic
    energy use.

    The huge gap between what governments say they are
    doing to prevent catastrophic climate change and what
    they are actually doing is most evident with these 14

    The governments that have approved them have
    all agreed that the global average temperature must be
    kept below 2°C.

    If the governments supporting the projects in this report
    help push the world past the point of no return, the
    great irony will be that the resulting climate chaos was
    preventable. The technology for avoiding the emissions
    from these projects and for reducing overall global
    emissions exists right now.

    La scienza e gli scienziati hanno cercato di far capire ad alcuni governi da piu di 30 anni “con le buone”. Non hanno ascoltato. Forse ascolteranno un po’ di piu’ “con le cattive” della natura e della fisica?

    Ma gli Australiani sono in un certo senso fortunati. E vero che si sono presi adesso una grossa bastonata. (e che continueranno a prendersene altre probabilmente ogni anno per sempre) Ma almeno hanno prima fatto un sacco di quattrini vendendo carbone.

    E tutti quelli che invece non hanno venduto o bruciato un solo grammo di carbone ma sono nonostante afflitti da siccita, incendi, uragani, inondazioni, ed ecc. ecc.? A chi lo dovrebbero andare a raccontare? A Doha? (buena suerte)

  2. Alla pagina 40 del link per il rapporto di Greenpeace .... trovano anche le seguenti informazioni:

    Australia’s mining industry has a dirty plan to more than
    double its coal exports in a little over a decade – a move
    that would add an extra 900 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2 a
    year to the atmosphere. In total, if Australian coal exports
    increase by the volume estimated by the Australian Bureau
    of Resource and Energy Economics, Australian export coal
    could be responsible in 2025 for 1,200Mt of carbon dioxide
    pollution annually.

    Australia is already the world’s biggest coal exporter, and
    the second biggest exporter of thermal coal. The industry
    has been expanding in the states of New South Wales
    and Queensland, and further expansion plans are in the
    pipeline. These include plans to build up to nine new coal
    ports and terminals along the coast of the Great Barrier
    Reef World Heritage Area.94 The Reef is under particular
    threat from coastal development and climate change –
    and the coal industry is a key driver of both.


    Burning Australian coal does not just affect Australia’s
    contribution to global emissions since the emissions are
    “exported” to the countries using the coal. The impacts
    will be on the quality of life of the people living where the
    coal ends up getting burned. In India and China, two
    countries seen as the most likely potential customers for
    the coal, urban air pollution is already among the worst in
    the world.100 Delhi’s air had over four times more particulate
    pollution in 2010 than recommended in the country’s air
    quality standard.101 Coal-fired power stations are one of
    the largest sources of the pollution plaguing people in
    Delhi. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
    Development (OECD) estimates that air pollution causes
    270,000 premature deaths a year in India. In China – also
    seen as a guaranteed buyer – the death total is 600,000.


    Who decides?
    The regulatory and assessment process in Australia
    is not equipped to assess and determine the impact
    of coal projects in the context of their contribution to
    climate change. Decision makers are not considering the
    cumulative consequences of the coal-industry expansion
    on global efforts to reach the goal of limiting warming to
    below 2°C, and environmental assessment processes at
    the state and national levels do not address the question
    of the greenhouse gas emissions produced from these
    proposed mines, despite Australia’s commitment to the
    below 2°C goal. Contributing to exceeding the 2°C goal
    means the likely loss of the Great Barrier Reef altogether
    due to its inability to recover from possible annual
    bleaching at higher global temperatures.