By Viv Forbes
Geologist, grass farmer, mineral economist and founder of the Carbon Sense Coalition
Steve Hunter, Cartoonist
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When man first appeared on Earth he had no implements, no clothes, no farms and no mineral fuels – his only tools were his brains, hands and muscles.
Everything that enables mankind to live comfortably in a world where nature is indifferent to our survival has been discovered, invented, mined or created by our inventive ancestors over thousands of years.
The history of civilisation is essentially the story of man’s progressive access to more efficient, more