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Left wing applaud Thatcher’s decision to close coal pits (she saved the polar bears)

by | 11th, April 2013

MINER AND POLICEMEN : 1984

MARGARET Thatcher is, perhaps, best remembered for closing the coal mines . Some on the Left hate her for it . Fast forward to today and voices on the Left are beseeching the powers that be to close the mines.

‘’If the world ever takes climate change seriously, that coal simply has to stay in the ground,’’ Mr McKibben said. ‘’There’s no physical way to burn it, or Canada’s tar sands, or Venezuela’s shale oil, and not go over the red line that almost all governments, including Australia’s, have drawn at two degrees.’’

He’s on his way from the US to Australia. By plane.

In 2009 :

Campaigners from RSPB, the World Development Movement, Christian Aid, Oxfam, WWF and Greenpeace will hold a ‘coal kills’ vigil today outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change on Whitehall.

At 16.30, the organisations’ CEOs and campaigners will hold up images of glaciers, polar bears, birds, food and water supplies of the millions of people in the developing world who will lose their lives and livelihoods and a stark message of ‘coal kills’. These will represent what the campaigners believe that Climate Minister, Ed Miliband will save if he makes the right decision – to rule out new coal.

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