11 November, 2014
“Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world.” So said Mr Abbott. Bob Burton tells a very different story, of an industry close to or perhaps beyond the tipping point and on the way to eventual oblivion. Bob is an expert on all things coal: Bob Burton is an expert on all things coal — co-author of Big Coal: Australia’s Dirtiest Habit and researcher for Coal Swarm, a global ‘beyond coal’ clearinghouse.
The webinar contains a powerpoint that Bob subsequently updated (link below).
Another good website launched in November 2014 — endcoal.org — is a global resource for communities, activists, researchers and others working to stop coal and switch to renewables.