It’s good to see australiansforcoal.com.au (h/t: MH) because it means they’re worried. If it didn’t exist, it would mean they didn’t feel under threat, much in the same way that the dork side fear wiki. Its also nice that they carefully avoid mentioning climate, or global warming, because again it means they’re afraid: they have no arguments to support themselves in that area – obviously they could trot out the usual wacko nonsense, but presumably they feel just keeping quiet is a better idea.
While they don’t mention GW, they do mention CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), in their “suggested tweets”:
Here’s a coal power station capturing and storage 90% of its emissions. http://www.globalccsinstitute.com/institute/news/jamshed-merchant-canada%E2%80%99s-experience-shows-%E2%80%98carbon-capture%E2%80%99-works
But again, they’re not prepared to go into the details, which is that CCS will cost you, which is why no-one is doing it, on a commercial scale, purely for carbon storage. Even the example they point to says “Implemented with the joint support of Canada’s federal government and the province of Saskatchewan with a contribution of well over $1 billion” – but you can be sure that if anyone suggested spending enough $B to store all that nice coal, and adding those $B to the coal price, the “Australians for Coal” would be the first to be up in arms.
I know nothing about El Nino, but I find the outpouring of posts about the likely one this year quite amusing. The dork side are preparing their troops for their beloved “hiatus” to end; they need to be in a position where, if it happens, they predicted it and it was all natural variability; but in a deniable way because if it doesn’t happen they don’t want to have predicted it. Though reading RC is probably a better idea.