It seems to be a  “Hobson’s choice” par excellence! As global climate change talks continued in Durban, South Africa’s leadership was faced with a “conundrum” – does the country continue burning-up the world by depending on coal, or should it risk radiating it with nuclear power? Of course this “dilemma” confronts many other industrialised and “lesser developing” states too. But it’s arguably completely false. In a startling analysis, Australian climate change reporter, Giles Parkinson, contends that “alternative” energy sources, such as solar and wind power, have the potential to outstrip coal as a key source of electrical power. Indeed, says Parkinson, this is already happening.