The ongoing battles around corporate political influence and climate change make Adani and the War Over Coal a timely and informative read.
This is a vital read considering our new prime minister once brought a lump of coal into parliament as a stunt to mock Labor’s call for a higher renewable energy target.
Quentin Beresford details the lobbying and deep pocket forces that have influenced various politicians from both major parties to push coal in the face of science and the environment.
The Adani Carmichael mine (with its powerful supporters) and the social movement that rose to combat it is one of the biggest battles of development versus the environment this country has ever seen, according to Beresford.
His examination of Australia’s affair with coal is a distressing read until he details how various campaigns, including #StopAdani, put the future of the mine in jeopardy, a win for democracy and the environment.
Author: Quentin Beresford
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing