With the Arctic experiencing “astonishing” record melting of sea ice and scientists warning that “we have a planetary emergency” due to heat trapping gasses from burning fossil fuels, what is our response? Drill for more oil in the Arctic.
And with 90 percent of the world’s coral reefs under threat due to a steep rise in carbon dioxide emissions, what is our response? Build more coal mines, export terminals and coal-fired power plants to emit more carbon.
Heck, Australia is so bold, it’s looking to build export terminals that would go straight over the Great Barrier Reef — a natural gem already under threat from climate change and increasing industrial activity.
Welcome to the bizarro world of energy policy. Step right up and take a ride: