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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


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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
Mining industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-246) and index
Audience General
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