> Within days, the Carmichael mine had new momentum.
One billionaire plus the Australian voting majority.
People like to say and act like, "Oh, I'm one person, what I do doesn't matter," but that's rationalizing the decision not to act. Individual behavior makes a difference. I don't just mean using less air conditioning to conserve power, though that matters too. People can influence and lead each other.
India is going to continue to build 200 more coal powered plants despite knowing exactly how awful climate change is going to be for India.
Pakistan is following similar strategy.
The idea is that Europe/US have more to lose due to climate change, so when time comes they can use these coal fired plants as a bargaining chip ("bribe") for technology transfer, better trade deals, etc.
I do not agree or disagree with his assessment, it could very well be true.
But if you are India, spending MORE money to fix climate change wont make much of a difference as the biggest polluters are US / CHINA / EU.
So a MAD type strategy makes sense from their perspective.
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> We do hereby firmly REJECT a Land Use Agreement with Adani for the Carmichael mine on our traditional lands.
We DO NOT consent to the Carmichael mine on our ancestral lands.
We DO NOT accept Adani’s “offers” to sign away our land and our rights and interests in it. We will not take their “shut up” money.
We will PROTECT and DEFEND our Country and our connection to it.
How can India meet the Paris agreement while letting Adani build new coal power plants?