Arriving Marble Bar, the city will not hold its silence as being the warmest city in Australia. One of the six signs welcoming visitors to the town says "Warmest Welcome From Australia's Hottest Town." It was as if there is joy to be classified as the most hellish place on heart because of its souring temperature. The town set a world record of most consecutive days of 100 °F (37.8 °C) or above, during a period of 160 days from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924. Another sign informs that the "Shire of East Pilbara Largest Shire in the World". It was as if the town is desperate to lay claim to something and wants everybody to know of its importance.
Big business and society will continue to have differences, after all the share of profit from exploiting natural resource is not a zero sum game. However, there are areas of discussions that should call for agreement by both parties. The world cannot do without these mega-businesses and they, in return, need the society to ensure profitable operations.