It is very strange that Adani, an Indian company, has been given the right to mine coal in Australia. Even stranger is that the government will lend the company $1 billion to build a rail line to a port. The worst thing is the ecological damage that will be done, in spite of the company's words.
Australia has a lot to be grateful about our vast coal resources that have kept us in good stead and the Adani mine will give jobs to Australian workers.
But burning coal for energy is dead meat. I am often wrong with what I predict or say will happen, but not with this one. Generating energy by burning coal is a dead duck walking. End of metaphors.
This coming week on Monday night Our ABC Four Corners programme focuses on Adani. It should be interesting.