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Climate Council: Climate, health and economics are against Carmichael mine

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered consecutive mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017

Will Steffen & Hilary Bambrick | The Conversation 

Despite the overwhelming evidence that fossil fuels are killing the Great Barrier Reef and making many extreme weather events worse; despite the emphatic thumbs-down from the finance sector; and despite the growing awareness of the serious health impacts of coal, the proposed Carmichael coal mine staggers on, zombie-like, amid reports it has been offered a deferment of A$320 million in royalty payments. A new Climate Council report, Risky Business: Health, Climate and Economic Risks of the Carmichael Coalmine, makes an emphatic case against development of the proposed mine, or of any ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 11:09 IST
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