Article by climate campaigner Bill McKibben: “…if Australia builds up its coal exports as currently planned, it would produce 30% of the carbon needed to push global warming beyond two degrees. By 2020 the country’s coal burnt abroad will be producing three times as much CO2 as all the country’s cars and factories and homes; by 2025, four times. And so on.”
Among companies mining coalm in Australia are London-listed Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore-Xstrata and Rio Tinto.