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GBR campaign: scientists call for scrapping of coal products

Oliver Milman reports in The Guardian (24.3.15) that:

‘The Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) report, compiled by experts from five Australian universities and submitted to the United Nations, warns that “industrialising the Great Barrier Reef coastline will cause further stress to what is already a fragile ecosystem.”

‘The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming overwhelming.

‘The report notes that nine proposed mines in the Galilee Basin, in central Queensland, will produce coal that will emit an estimated 705m tonnes of carbon dioxide at capacity – making the Galilee Basin region the seventh largest source of emissions in the world when compared to countries.’

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