23 Reasons Why Coal Is The Fuel Of The 21st Century

Environmental apocalypse? Epic social media fail? Pledge your support via #australiansforcoal

The Minerals Council of Australia have inadvertently set Twitter alight with the hashtag #australiansforcoal.

Thousands of responses saw the hashtag top Twitter’s list of trending topics.

The debacle joins the pantheon of social media fails.

Here’s why we need more coal, according to Twitter.

1. For the children.

Seriously, they deserve a future.

Because our kids deserve a great job, with a bright future. #australiansforcoal

— Andrew Bradley (@andrewbradleyhc)

2. For the fish.

#AustraliansForCoal #auspol

— Dept. of Australia (@DeptOfAustralia)

3. For Mordor.

Because Mordor looks cool #australiansforcoal

— Max Phillips (@maxphillips)

4. For tourism.

Because coal is helping turn Australian communities into Mordor, which helps tourism #AustraliansForCoal

— Captain Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0)

5. For the weather.

i am bored with the coastlines being where they are and wish there was more violent weather and thats why i'm supporting #australiansforcoal

— Scott Ludlam (@SenatorLudlam)

6. For the factories.

Because why wouldn't you want more of this in your life? #australiansforcoal

— Baroness Burgess (@Helishingly)

7. For the workers.

Aussie workers are ecstatic about the prospect of being reliant on coal mining forever. #australiansforcoal

— ABC:Hammerstein (@ABCHammerstein)

8. For the jobs.

Because of all the flow-on jobs: climate scientists, emergency services workers, health workers, corruption officials...#australiansforcoal

— Quit Coal (@QuitCoalOz)

9. For the beautiful views.

I support #australiansforcoal Who wouldn't want this view from their horse stud or vineyard?

— The Meigans (@samandmish)

10. For the property market.

I’ve always wanted beachfront property even though I live inland #australiansforcoal

— Kate Carruthers (@kcarruthers)

11. For The Lucky Country.

#australiansforcoal because Australia is "The Lucky Country"

— Askgerbil Now (@Askgerbil)

12. For the climate.

#australiansforcoal Because we are tough blokes

— Australian Wild (@AustralianWild)

13. For the scary Greg Hunt memes.

Forever and ever… #australiansforcoal

— Bernard Keane (@BernardKeane)

14. For the fashionistas.

Because coal is the new black #australiansforcoal

— Elsa Evers (@elsa_la_guerita)

15. For the Christmas Pressies.

Xmas was great for me as a kid... whether I was naughty or nice I always got what I wanted. #australiansforcoal <3

— Luke Pearson (@LukeLPearson)

Seriously, think of Santa.

Do environmentalists know that Santa uses 150 tonnes of coal? Anti-coalies fail! LOL #AustraliansForCoal @Austs4Coal

— Captain Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0)

16. For Gina.


— ACF (@AusConservation)

Think of poor Gina.

Blessed are the daughters of battler mining billionaires, for they will inherit the coal. #australiansforcoal

— Tony The Geek Rulz (@geeksrulz)

17. For all the billionaires.

Coal pollution: because 10/10 mining billionaires CAN'T be wrong! #australiansforcoal

— ACF (@AusConservation)

18. For the scientists.

9/10 scienticians agree that particulate matter make you healthier and better-looking! #Australiansforcoal

— Captain Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0)

19. For the talking shops.

Because what harm could another 100 years do? #australiansforcoal @Austs4Coal (Sculpture by Issac Cordal)

— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAustP)

20. For the hashtags.

Because #australiansforcoal scans better than #minersshippingprofitsoffshorewhileheatingtheplanetandgivingaustraliaworsebushfiresmoreoften

— Adam Bandt (@AdamBandt)

21. For the hi-tech future.

I want to be part of the hi-tech future and live like a Rinehart #australiansforcoal

— Franco (@Frankfrancesco)

22. Because wind farms suck.

I'm with #australiansforcoal because wind farms are such a blight on the landscape (see horizon).

— Ros Lording (@roslording)

23. And solar energy is stupid.

Because you'd have to be pretty stupid to support renewable energy #australiansforcoal @Austs4Coal

— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAustP)

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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