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

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

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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