URGENT: stop the construction of world's largest new coal mine.

  • by: dr. leslie dean brown
  • target: Prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull; Guatam Adani, the Indian billionaire who want to build it.

INTRO: Is it the world's largest coal mine? Well according to Adani, it has a planned capacity for 60 million tonnes of coal per annum. That would make it the world's third largest coal mine.

But the biggest two mines have already been built. This one hasn't even started yet. Construction starts in a few months.

BIG BIG PROBLEM: Australian government colludes with big business to approve one of the world's largest coal mines. The ADANI coal mine — right next to the Great Barrier Reef. The very same reef that got bleached this year due to global warming.

SOLUTION: I just want people to be aware. I want this petition to raise awareness for people *outside* of Australia to know what is going on within this country. It's being run by a bunch of nitwits (imbeciles).

PLANS/PHOTOS:


MORE INFO / LINKS:

MORE INFO ABOUT THIS MR. GAUTAM ADANI:
(it's like he's the polar opposite of Elon Musk)

Gujarati businessman Gautam Adani, who is on India's list of top 10 richest people, is the chairman of the Adani Group, a leading trading and export company in India.

Milestones: In March 2011, Adani became the sixth richest person in India, with his net worth at $10 billion. He also became the first billionaire from the city of Ahmedabad.

Jet Setter: A billionaire wouldn't be a true billionaire if he didn't own at least one private jet. Adani then of course owns two. He has a Beechcraft that he purchased in 2005 and a Hawker that he bought more recently in 2008.

Air Tales: In order to minimize travel time, the Chairman of the Adani group bought a chopper to transport him from his house in Ahmedabad to the airport where his two jets are parked. The Augusta Westland AW 139 a 15 seater helicopter cost him Rs 12 crore.

Car Story: Adani's garage is filled with many a BMW including a BMW 7 series stretch limousine and a red Ferrari.

The Dropout: What most people don't know about Adani is that he never finished college. He began a Bachelor's degree in commerce at Gujarat University, but dropped out of college after the second year.

OTHER SPECIAL REQUESTS:
...if you've read this far...

If you see anyone working for Adani, you may want to consider spitting on them to show your level of disgust (because it seems the law is broken). Especially this Mr. Gautam Adani bloke. Even a symbolic, throat clearing gesture would be nice. Please?

INTRO: Is it the world's largest coal mine? Well according to Adani, it has a planned capacity for 60 million tonnes of coal per annum. That would make it the world's third largest coal mine.


But the biggest two mines have already been built. This one hasn't even started yet. Construction starts in a few months.

BIG BIG PROBLEM: Australian government colludes with big business to approve one of the world's largest coal mines. The ADANI coal mine — right next to the Great Barrier Reef. The very same reef that got bleached this year due to global warming.

SOLUTION: It's already fought it in court and lost. I just want people to be aware. I want this petition to raise awareness for people *outside* of Australia to know what is going on within this country. It's being run by a bunch of nitwits (imbeciles).

MORE INFO:
http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/resources/project/carmichael/carmichael-coal-mine-and-rail-executive-summary.pdf
http://envlaw.com.au/carmichael-coal-mine-case/
https://theconversation.com/adani-should-bow-out-gracefully-from-its-carmichael-coal-mine-64608
http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/Global/australia/assets/The%20Critical%20List.pdf
http://www.nonewcoalmines.org.au/the_incredible_vastness_of_just_one_australian_coal_mine
http://reneweconomy.com.au/qld-accused-of-indefensible-and-reckless-support-of-carmichael-coal-mine-90593/

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MY PERSONAL MESSAGE TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT:
(if you can be bothered reading it)

I know coal is one of our resources. It always has been, ever since we invaded this place. I'm not stupid. But 91 NEW mines? REALLY? I thought we were all supposed to be moving away from coal. AWAY!

Why not create jobs in more sustainable industries? We've got more land area and sun than anybody on this continent. Why is our government still even fucking about with coal in this decade? Coal is so... 1986.

What's that you say? We're SELLING the coal. Oh I seeeee. So we might not be burning the coal, China or India will instead. That's really great. Good plan that.

We do have the same atmosphere as them you know. And it's only about 10 kilometres thick. Most people drive more than that to work every day. Don't they? Just to put that into perspective— you can walk that same distance horizontally in a single day. And we know the air is unbreathable up there. Because if you keep going, it fast becomes the vacuum of outer space, doesn't it?

And what do those silly greedy coal mining buggers do? Cut down forests to get at the coal. That's really smart that is. Cutting down what are essentially a load of self-assembling, self-regenerating, self-automated oxygen factories that do all their work for us for free. And pretty oxygen factories they are too! People like to look at these natural oxygen factories. It's good for us!

Let me think of an analogy... how can I put this... cutting down a forest to build a coal mine in its place is like throwing a pile of shit into perfectly good and nutritious supply fresh food. No. It's worse than that. It's so bad, it should be a crime.

Do people even stop to consider this when making such important decisions about our future? Do you people even have a conscience? No? Where did it go? What happened to it? It never ceases to amaze me. How do you people sleep at night?

The world doesn't really want coal power. Or nuclear. We want 100% sustainable energy. We want wind farms. We want solar power.

I think we're all completely sick of seeing exhaust pipes and smoke stacks. Do people that work for coal mining companies even like them? Probably not.

If a tiny Spanish Island, called La Gomera, can achieve 100% renewable energy in 2014, then so can we.

Aboriginies have lived here for over 40,000 years. Did they have coal mines? No, they didn't. And that's one of the reasons they're still around, isn't it?

Let me ask you one question. Just one, I promise:
DO WE WANT TO LIVE IN A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD, OR DON'T WE?

BECAUSE THE RATE MOST CORPORATIONS + POLITICIANS ARE GOING, YOU'RE GOING TO FUCK IT UP [real fast] FOR EVERYBODY!!

If you stupid bloody bean counters [accountants] knew anything at all about science you'd start working out the financial worth of a single tree. And how much does oxygen cost to generate without trees and plants? Well, it costs so much that we generally don't do it that way. It's not 'economical'.

It turns out that some people have already taken a stab at these kinds of calculations. And do you know what sort of figures they came up with? The eco services that this planet provides are valued at $16-64 trillion per year.

Is it any wonder that people are depressed nowadays? You've got all these conservation groups with alarm bells ringing all over the damned place, thousands of species on the IUCN red list that are critically endangered, and you fools keep doing things the same way you've always done them! You damned fools!

I don't even care anymore if people don't take me seriously. Really. Maybe if people from all around the world see this ridiculous petition, they'll be less likely to visit Australia as a tourist destination. And then you lot down in parliment house will realise that pursuing coal and coal seam gas (and all the other types of carbon that you have to burn to get any energy from) is just not going to be worth it in the long run...

What is the true value of biodiversity?
– provides our air, food and water supply
– eco services valued at $16-64 trillion
– global food security / nutrition $
– photosynthesis
- oxygen production $$
– climate regulation $$$
– drought/flood control
– soil formation & fertility
– reduced disease risk
– air & water purification
– protection from erosion
– recovery from natural disasters
– waste management
– natural & traditional medicine
– tourism & recreation industries
– textile, timber, fishing, agriculture industries
– aesthetic value
– improved mental health
– impossible to recover extinct species
– evolution depends on biodiversity
– moral obligation to protect biodiversity

I want the whole world to know my country is completely selling out.
"Ka-ching!"
Did you hear that? That was the cash register. Money lining the pockets of people who apparantly don't care enough for the only planet they live on.

As I always say, if we all lived on the planet Mars and 'found' Earth –even the way it is now– I'm sure we'd try a damn site harder to save our biodiversity.

I feel very angry and disappointed about this decision. It's outrageous, planning to burn coal for the next few decades. Un-fucken-believable. Have you people even listened to James Hansen?

Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.
dr. leslie dean brown

Update #319 days ago
The fight is still very much on!! Please send all messages to the premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. She's the one bitch who is still trying to make a deal with Adani. Tell her the world doesn't want or need this shit. Twitter: @AnnastaciaMP, facebook: APalaszczukMP & instagram: annastaciamp
Or else mail/telephone https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list/MemberDetails?ID=2980517905
One last thing, please sign and share this again & again! Thanks, Les.
Update #26 months ago
I have decided to hit adani right where it hurts the most: their brand. So now you can can get some adanï merchandise here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/vayakora/shop/adani?asc=u Spread the word around the whole world about adani and their dirty coal mine project. Please talk with others and keep sharing this petition. Thanks, leslie dean brown
Update #16 months ago
Hi there,
We're hitting almost 6000 signatures! Almost. Please send a message via twitter to @gautam_adani and @AdaniOnline with the hastag #reefnotcoal. Also, please share this petition around (several times a day if you can). Especially with facebook as I don't have a fb account and haven't promoted it at all via facebook; of course, don't let that stop you from sharing this further via G+, twitter, email, etc. Petitions can only get into the 100's of thousands when people "care & share". ldb
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