German engineering company, Siemens said that despite of protests by climate activists it will definitely fulfil the deal to help develop a huge coal mine in Australia.
The provocative open-cast mine in Queensland, owned by India’s Adani Group is soon going to start its operations next year. Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens said that they should have been wiser about the project, but they need to be a supplier who would stick to its commitments.
Extinction Revolting activists have protested outside Siemens Headquarters in Munich, Germany. Environmentalists are also protesting in Australia against the mine project of Carmichael, which is understood as a damaging environment because of the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming.
The strength of the bush fires which is destroying Australia has been linked up to an exceptional heatwave, such conditions will be common if the world remains dependent on coal and other fossil fuels for energy. There are huge concerns about the Great Barrier Reef near the Queensland coast, where valuable corals have been killed by pollution and coral-eating starfish. Coal ships sail from Queensland to China, India and other Asian markets.
There are also worries that rising sea temperatures due to global warming could accelerate the devastation of coral reefs.