‘Biggest new coal mine’ in the world gets an ‘Honest Advert’ skewering

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While the rest of the world slowly warms up to renewable energy and alternate power sources, it is so refreshing that one country continues to break away from its progressive counterparts.

Six years since its proposal to the Queensland state government in Australia, Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project has made a significant step toward complete approval. 

It’s set to become largest coal new coal mine in the world. The proposal estimates a 60-year use of the mine, which will generate an estimated 4.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, according to Environmental Law Australia (ELA). Read more…

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Great Barrier Reef is A-OK says climate change denier as she manhandles coral

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Oh, the i.r.o.n.y.

Right-wing Australian politician and climate change waffler Pauline Hanson visited the Great Barrier Reef Friday and declared everything looked fine to her. 

In early 2016, sections of the immense 2,300-kilometre (1,430-mile) reef suffered through a global coral bleaching event that especially impacted its northern reaches. Scientists found that unusually warm water temperatures spurred by El Niño and climate change had a devastating effect. But what’s expertise in the face of blind ignorance?

The leader of the One Nation Party took a dip near Queensland’s Great Keppel Island, the ABC reported, more than 1,000 kilometres from the epicentre of the reef’s coral bleaching event at Lizard Island. Read more…

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