The Politics of Clean Coal

Australia is in the middle of a debate about coal.

The Queensland government is determined to expand its coal production. Indian billionaire Gautam Adani continues to gather support from politicians for his Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin.

There has been significant push back from scientists and citizens who know that coal production is the leading cause of CO2 emissions and a huge contribute to global climate change. Despite this fact, politicians and resource companies either are convinced the science is wrong, or are choosing to deny the overwhelming evidence in favor of their commercial interests.

So what is driving Australia’s conversation about coal. Science or politics?


Speaker: Tom Morton

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