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Ramping up against coal
Beyond Zero interviews Greenpeace Senior Climate and Energy Campaigner Georgina Woods on the Greenpeace report “Cooking the climate: Wrecking the reef", about the global impact of coal exports from Australia’s Galilee Basin.
Nine mega coal mines are planned for Queensland's Galilee Basin, with five of these projects larger than any coal mine currently operating in the country. If these go ahead, they could produce more coal than Australia currently exports. In addition, the federal government has recently approved the expansion of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal which is likely to affect the Great Barrier Reef. Greenpeace examines the health effects on coal-affected communities and the global implications of coal exports.
The Greenpeace report can be downloaded here.
We also discuss coal with Blair Palese, CEO of 350.org Australia and the Communications Director, Antarctic Ocean Alliance. 350.org in well known for organising international 'Days of Action', most recently for 'India Beyond Coal'. 350.org's online campaigns, grassroots organising and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by people in 188 countries. We also ask Blair about her views on solutions such as those detailed in BZE's Zero Carbon Australia plans.
Georgina and Blair encourage you to get involved in your local community climate group and take action at: