Adani and the Coal Wars
Coalis the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change.Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helpedlock our politics - and our country - into the fossil fuel age.
Thissearing book takes apart the pivotal role of the Adani Carmichael mine in theconflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil fuel power network linkingmining companies, mining oligarchs, the big four banks, right-wing think tanks,lobby groups, the conservative media and all sides of Australian politics. Onthe other side, we have one of the biggest social movements ever seen inAustralia in the form of #StopAdani uniting to try to save the Great BarrierReef, native title rights and to fight the corrupt politics of coal.
Lookinginto the social, environmental and economic elements of this big fight, as wellas the background of Gautam Adani himself, this book tells the full story ofone of the lightning rod issues of our time.
Publication Date: 01-Aug-2018
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing