It is Monday 14th April 2014, and I wake up to the alarm clock on ABC radio AM 630 morning news at 6:30 am, for an hour with a barely awake brain, before I catch up on some further sleep. The only I content I remember is the voice of Christine Milne, of the Australian Greens, with words to the effect that "the IPCC reports again show climate change is a dire problem, we (Australia) need to cut our carbon emissions now, and there should be no new coal mines."

Because coal extraction, consumption and export, is viewed as an economic and energy essential, and these activities are viewed as best carried out by private economic interests, activities related to coal extraction and its use provide great scope for moral and financial corruption.