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    Posted on 15 Apr 2014

    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.

    #australiansforcoal because our kids deserve the best bushfires, droughts, & cyclones money can buy #leardblockade

    King Slayer@2squig

    #australiansforcoal because our kids deserve the best bushfires, droughts, & cyclones money can buy #leardblockade

    03:53 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Seriously, they deserve a future.

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

    Andrew Bradley@andrewbradleyhc

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

    #australiansforcoal

    07:45 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. For the fish.

    3. For Mordor.

    Because Mordor looks cool #australiansforcoal

    Max Phillips@maxphillips

    Because Mordor looks cool #australiansforcoal

    03:50 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. For tourism.

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

    Captain Ketan Joshi@KetanJ0

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

    03:38 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

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

    01:54 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. For the factories.

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

    Baroness Burgess@Helishingly

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

    07:24 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. For the workers.

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

    ABC:Hammerstein@ABCHammerstein

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

    03:35 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. For the jobs.

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

    Quit Coal@QuitCoalOz

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

    09:32 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. For the beautiful views.

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

    The Meigans@samandmish

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

    06:11 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. For the property market.

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

    Kate Carruthers@kcarruthers

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

    02:02 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. For The Lucky Country.

    #australiansforcoal because Australia is "The Lucky Country"

    Askgerbil Now@Askgerbil

    #australiansforcoal because Australia is "The Lucky Country"

    08:59 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12. For the climate.

    #australiansforcoal Because we are tough blokes

    13. For the scary Greg Hunt memes.

    Forever and ever… #australiansforcoal

    14. For the fashionistas.

    Because coal is the new black #australiansforcoal

    Elsa Evers@elsa_la_guerita

    Because coal is the new black #australiansforcoal

    08:51 AM - 15 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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

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

    09:10 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Seriously, think of Santa.

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

    Captain Ketan Joshi@KetanJ0

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

    03:51 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. For Gina.

    Think of poor Gina.

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

    Tony The Geek Rulz@geeksrulz

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

    08:17 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. For all the billionaires.

    Coal pollution: because 10/10 mining billionaires CAN&#39;T be wrong! #australiansforcoal

    ACF@AusConservation

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

    03:58 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18. For the scientists.

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

    Captain Ketan Joshi@KetanJ0

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

    #Australiansforcoal

    03:56 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19. For the talking shops.

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

    Greenpeace Aus Pac@GreenpeaceAustP

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

    05:18 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20. For the hashtags.

    Because #australiansforcoal scans better than #minersshippingprofitsoffshorewhileheatingtheplanetandgivingaustraliaworsebushfiresmoreoften

    Adam Bandt@AdamBandt

    Because #australiansforcoal scans better than #minersshippingprofitsoffshorewhileheatingtheplanetandgivingaustraliaworsebushfiresmoreoften

    03:46 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21. For the hi-tech future.

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

    Franco @Frankfrancesco

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

    03:51 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22. Because wind farms suck.

    I&#39;m with #australiansforcoal because wind farms are such a blight on the landscape (see horizon).

    Ros Lording@roslording

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

    07:18 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. And solar energy is stupid.

    Because you&#39;d have to be pretty stupid to support renewable energy #australiansforcoal @Austs4Coal

    Greenpeace Aus Pac@GreenpeaceAustP

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

    05:21 PM - 14 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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