What is the leading cause of climate change? The mining and burning of coal.
After enduring a summer of intense heat waves, bushfires, drought, floods and storms, Australians are increasingly aware of the threat global heating poses to our way of life.
But as the world races to solve the climate crisis, mining giant Adani are trying to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history in central Queensland.
If built, Adani’s Carmichael mine will:
- Destroy the ancestral lands, waters and cultures of Indigenous people without their consent.
- Allow 500 more coal ships to travel through the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area every year for 60 years.
- Get access to 270 billion litres of Queensland’s precious groundwater for 60 years, for free.
- Risk damaging aquifers of the Great Artesian Basin.
- Add 4.6 billion tonnes of carbon pollution to our atmosphere.
Critically, if allowed to go ahead, Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will unlock the Galilee Basin – one of the world’s largest untouched coal reserves – paving the way for at least eight more coal mines to be built. All at a time when scientists are warning we can’t build any more fossil fuel infrastructure if we want to avoid catastrophic global heating.
It is going to take ordinary people doing extraordinary things to break the hold the coal lobby has over Australian politics. Millions of people have already taken action to #StopAdani and the movement is growing.
This campaign to #StopAdani will do more than stop one of the world’s biggest coal mines being built – we will fundamentally shift Australian politics away from the vested interests of the fossil fuel industry, and give ourselves a chance at a future with a climate that is safe to live and thrive in.