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May 13, 2021

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More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 per cent of GDP by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change.

In light of this, the Queensland and federal governments are committing crimes against humanity by approving the Abbott Point coal terminal in the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. By approving this one terminal, minister for environmental annihilation, Tony Burke, is giving the go-ahead for a series of mega-mines to be built, without which this terminal would not have the capacity to export our coal.

These mega-mines will triple Australia’s already considerable carbon emissions, and export catastrophic climate change to the world. Already, Australia is the world’s largest coal exporter, exporting 70 per cent of its coal production.

How far must we go down the path of climate change insanity before governments act in the best interests of human survival, and not for the corrupt interests of corporate profiteers?

Adam Guise
Lismore


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