Australia’s love of coal is tearing it apart

Climate Economy

Australia’s love of coal is tearing it apart

In coal-dependent Australia, a national crisis is unfolding that threatens its very democracy Imagine a disaster movie where a whole continent is on fire after decades of increasing heat and drought. The air is thick with smoke, and daytime skies turn black at the fire fronts. The population is at the mercy of a climate-denying leader in the pocket of the coal, oil, and gas industry. A maniacal media mogul controls information to the public, and shields industry by blaming the apocalypse on arsonists, environmentalists, and poor land management. Welcome…

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