The decision on Sunday to approve mining leases for Queensland's Carmichael coal mine is akin to "evil", according to Dr Charlie Veron, former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, one of the world's foremost marine scientists. The impact of such emissions could be terminal to the reef he believes.
of thermal coal will be extracted annually from the Galilee Basin, in central Queensland. The AUS $21.7 billion involves mine, rail and port facilities.
4.6 billion tonnes
By Adani's own figures, the amount of CO2 that the mine and its coal will emit over its lifetime. The pollution from this mine is so big that it cancels the pollution cuts the Turnbull government committed to at the Paris Climate Summit according to Australian Conservation Foundation chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy.