I was just thinking about us digging up all our minerals, fossil fuels, precious metals and sending it all off to China. What are we going to have left?
Plastic toys, obsolete electronics, heavy metal pollutants etc?
I wonder if what we are importing as a replacement for our dirt is adding anything to our country, or depleting it.
Will we end up being a wasteland?
Will Australia end up being like a lunar landscape, or are we so blessed as being "resource central" that many lifetimes won't even notice?
Sometimes I wonder why such companies like BHP and others have the right to scar the Australian landscape and to ship so many tonnes of Australia to other places in the world.
Don't get me wrong, I invest in companies that do such things, so in a way I am promoting such behaviour - but sometimes wonder if it is the right thing to do.....