Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world

  • Brett Parris

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

n the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “good For Australia”. It isn’t.

Most of us are familiar with the damage coal mining, export and burning does to the environment. We know it affects health, contributes to climate change, risks groundwater supplies and threatens the Great Barrier Reef.

For many, that damage is offset by what they see as social and economic benefits, here and abroad. But in almost all cases, those benefits are exaggerated or non-existent.

Period13 Sep 2013

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Media contributions

  • TitleExpanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/09/13
    DescriptionIn the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “good For Australia”. It isn’t.

    Most of us are familiar with the damage coal mining, export and burning does to the environment. We know it affects health, contributes to climate change, risks groundwater supplies and threatens the Great Barrier Reef.

    For many, that damage is offset by what they see as social and economic benefits, here and abroad. But in almost all cases, those benefits are exaggerated or non-existent.
    Producer/AuthorBrett Parris
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/expanding-coal-exports-is-bad-news-for-australia-and-the-world-17937
    PersonsBrett Parris