Rarely have politicians demonstrated better their ignorance of the risks and opportunities confronting Australia than with Barnaby Joyce, Matt Canavan and other ministers' recent utterances on Adani and Galilee Basin coal, along with their petulant foot-stamping over Westpac's decision to restrict funding to new coal projects. Likewise, Bill Shorten sees no problem in supporting Adani.
|The Adani mine by itself will push global temperatures|
above the threshold increase of 2 degrees.
The media are no better; discussion instantly defaults to important but secondary issues, such as Adani's concessional government loan, the project's importance to the economy, creating jobs for north Queenslanders and so on.
Read Ian Dunlop’s story on The Canberra Times - “This is not rhetoric: approving the Adani coal mine will kill people.”