Kate Jones, the Climate Change Minister for the Australian State of Queensland, recently stated “Queenslanders are by per capita the highest emitters of carbon in the world.” and said the Queensland Government was “committed to world action on climate change.”

Spoken at the Copenhagen climate talks on December 15, they illuminate the greenwashing, spin and hypocrisy that our politicians are engaging in, especially in this case in regards to saving the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

Bradley Smith from Friends of the Earth Brisbane comented “If the Queensland government were serious about protecting the Great Barrier reef, they wouldn’t be expanding the coal industry. Without deep and urgent emissions reductions, reducing runoff to the Great Barrier Reef is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.”

Read more over @ IndyBay.

 

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