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There’s no precedent for stopping the Carmichael coal mine, but we should

Justine Bell writes in The Conversation (17.12.15): ‘In the wake of the Paris Agreement, pressure has intensified on the Australian government to reject Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine, which will be one of the biggest mines in the world. In order to stay below 2℃, scientists have estimated that more that 90% of known coal reserves in Australia must stay in the ground. Depending on the economics of various coal reserves, this may mean the Galilee Basin is “unburnable coal”.’

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