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October 09, 2018 - The Independent

Australia refuses to ditch coal despite UN warning it must be abandoned to avert climate catastrophe

Australia refuses to ditch coal despite UN warning it must be abandoned to avert climate catastrophe

The Australian government has dismissed calls from a major UN climate change report to abandon coal by the middle of the century. 

Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack said that Australia would “absolutely” continue to use its coal reserves, insisting they could not be replaced by renewable energy. 

The report contained particularly bad news for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, predicting that if the planet hits 2C of warming more than 99 per cent of the world’s coral will be wiped out.

GruntVegan: Coal is mined in every province of Australia, except the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. Mining occurs mainly in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. About 75% of coal mined in Australia is exported, mostly to eastern Asia, and of the balance most is used in electricity generation

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