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Author Pearse, Guy, author

Title Big coal : Australia's dirtiest habit / Guy Pearse, David McKnight, Bob Burton
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
©2013

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 MELB  338.2724 Pea/Bca  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Foreword / by Ian Dunlop -- Introduction -- The real price of coal -- The strip-mining of Australia -- The barons' boom -- Charm offensive -- King Coal's muscles -- 'Clean coal' ruse -- Overthrowing big coal
Summary Dissects charm offensive (muscle) coal industry uses publicly & behind closed doors to get its way. Exposes myth of clean coal, taxpayer-funded PR machine behind it. Lays bare desolation in regional Australia as prime farming land, fabric of communities, &much else is stripmined along with coal & how we can move to a sustainable, prosperous, future
Analysis Australian
Carbon sequestration
Climate change (Anthropogenic)
Climate change adaptation and mitigation
Climate change policy
Coal industry
Economic impact
Environmental impact
Exports
Mining industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-246) and index
Audience General
Tertiary/Undergraduate
Notes Also available online
Subject Coal trade -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Coal trade -- Australia.
Coal -- Environmental aspects -- Australia.
Coal -- Environmental aspects.
Exports -- Government policy -- Australia.
Author Burton, Bob, 1959- author
McKnight, David, author
ISBN 9781742233031 (paperback)
Other Titles Australia's dirtiest habit