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April 9th, 2011 – Rally against Queensland coal exports

Queensland has been exporting coal (to Japan, initially) since the 1960s.  Thanks to technological innovation (American) and a pliant state, it’s exporting more and more coal every year (give or take the occasional cyclone).

The tragic trajectory is set, the momentum (political, economic, cultural) is irresistible.  Still, you can’t blame people for protesting

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Jan 10, 2011, Queensland hit by huge cyclone, floods

“A series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, beginning in December 2010. The floods forced the evacuation of thousands of people from towns and cities.At least 70 towns and over 200,000 people were affected. Damage initially was estimated at around A$! billion before it was raised to $2.38 billion.The estimated reduction in Australia’s GDP n is about A$30 billion.” [direct quote from wikipedia]

Context: Obviously this is a natural disaster, so we have to point you to the Attribution Page.

Cyclone Yasi (for it is she) had a quite dramatic effect on the volume of coal exported from Queensland in the first quarter of 2011. [Marc to fill in extra detail]

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