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A World


under Pressure

In the next 71 seconds you can make an important choice

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The

War on Coal


in Australia

Has environmenal activism become illogical and undemocratic?

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Save the Reef?

We separate the Myths from the Scientific Facts!

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Difficult Choices,


Smarter Debate

The World faces difficult choices transcending energy, the environment, politics and economics.

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Resources & Economy

Energy Choices

Environment & Climate

Environmental activism ignores economic realities

Prof Sinclair Davidson: "I think we need to be very suspicious of anybody who takes the ...
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The lucrative green egg industry isn’t green

Quentin Dempster: "It’s an awful situation because the Australian economy since the second World War has ...
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Activism impacting investment in Australia

Dr Nikki Williams: "The war on coal has some very material impacts.
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A fair debate is evidence-based

Chris Hartcher: "In a democratic society everybody’s got a voice, and that’s what we want.
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The social impact of coal

Dr Ziggy Switkowski: "In a survey that was taken a few years ago of what ...
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Activists ignore logic and reason

Keith Orchison: "I think one of the most irritating things about the public debate is that ...
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Australia wealth is built on foreign investment

Martin Ferguson: "Australia’s very lucky, we’re a northern nation, we’re a trading nation, huge in geographic ...
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Coal literally provides building blocks

Neville Sneddon: "The fundamental building blocks of our whole culture are steel, cement, concrete and ...
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Government policy around coal needs rethinking

Tony Maher: "I think we’ve got the balance right in terms of the carbon price and ...
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The myth of fat cats earning big profits

Tony Haggarty: "It’s not fair in my view and in my experience, certainly, with a large ...
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The meteoric rise of the Australian economy

Prof Quentin Grafton: "It’s been a phenomenal time in the context of the resources and energy ...
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Keeping Australian companies competitive

Prof Quentin Grafton: "There’s been a lot of discussion about competitiveness issues in Australia.
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Stopping mining is economic suicide

Tony Maher: "It’s not a very smart idea.
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Australians haven’t appreciated their cheap power

Quentin Dempster: "Australia has had the great benefit of having some of the greatest reserves of ...
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Energy literacy

Chris Hartcher: "In Australia, and I think across the world, people have two contacts with energy, ...
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What is Carbon Capture and Storage?

Dr Noel Simento: "CCS is the capture and storage of carbon dioxide.
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An imbalanced energy debate

Dr Ziggy Switkowski: "One of the big challenges is to have a public debate about energy, ...
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Activists ignore logic and reason

Keith Orchison: "I think one of the most irritating things about the public debate is that ...
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Australians should care more about energy

Keith Orchison: "Australians need to really care about it because energy supply is absolutely fundamental to ...
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Balancing the energy debate by increasing awareness

Prof Chris Greig: "The debate about energy is not balanced, we’re in this situation where carbon ...
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The energy poverty challenge

Prof Chris Greig: "One of the things that really troubles me is that most of the ...
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Environmental activism ignores economic realities

Prof Sinclair Davidson: "I think we need to be very suspicious of anybody who takes the ...
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Shipping in the Reef – myth versus fact

Brad Fish: "Well some of the myths I suppose is that our developments are right on ...
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Mining contracts are conditional on rehabilitation

Dr David Laurence: "The companies have a contract with government through the mining lease in this ...
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Rehabilitation measures for mining

Chris Hartcher: "What the governments do of course, as far as the mines themselves are concerned, ...
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Strategies of the fossil fuel resistance

Dr Nikki Williams: "It was very interesting for us at the beginning of last year, which ...
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Rehabilitating the land

Dr David Laurence: "There are a number of factors involved in converting a hole in the ...
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How mining manages environmental responsibility

Dr David Laurence: "The mining industry employs more environmental scientists to my knowledge than any other ...
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Carbon Capture and Storage works

Dr Richard Aldous: "Carbon capture and storage is a technology that does work.
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Carbon Capture and Storage isn’t dangerous

Dr Richard Aldous: "The relationship between carbon capture and storage in local communities is important, as ...
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Scientific studies help manage shipping in the Reef

Brad Fish: "One of the pieces of work we have just completed earlier this year is ...
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Ports work with UNESCO

Brad Fish: "UNESCO have been out to Australia, doing their studies and so forth and looking ...
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Debate on Resource & Energy Challenges

In 2014, the world faces difficult choices transcending energy, the environment, economics, resource development and politics.

1.3 billion people still have no access to electricity. There is a scientific consensus on climate change. We have already experienced radical economic and political upheaval. We must now make critical choices that will determine the very quality of life for us and our children into the future.

The potential consequences are far reaching. So we must make decisions based on logic and what is best on balance.

Yet some of the information being presented does not stand up to analysis, and it’s being repeated by well meaning people who haven’t checked their facts.

SmarterWorld.tv brings informed comment as to how we can develop our resources sustainably, address the growing demand for energy and manage risk.