Title Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 13/09/13 Description In 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/Author Brett Parris URL https://theconversation.com/expanding-coal-exports-is-bad-news-for-australia-and-the-world-17937 Persons Brett Parris