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Environmental authority for Adani threatens climate and reef

3 February 2016 Queensland Conservation Council today expressed disappointment that the Queensland Government issued an Environmental Authority for the Carmichael coal mine that will be Australia’s largest coal mine and will cause dangerous greenhouse pollution. “It seems that the government’s support for the Paris climate talks has melted away at the first test”, said Kirsten […]

The Hottest Year On Record

The Hottest Year on Record Report   KEY FINDINGS 1. 2015 was the hottest year on record globally. Climate change was a major factor in driving the record-breaking heat in 2015 worldwide. The global average temperature for 2015 was 0.90°C above the 20th century average, eclipsing the previous record set in 2014 by 0.16°C. The […]

IEA report confirms coal in decline

18 December 2015   The IEA’s Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2015 released this morning has confirmed that global growth in coal has stalled. Queensland Conservation Council spokesperson, Kirsten Macey said, “This new report by the International Energy Agency confirms what we have been saying that coal is in serious decline.” “The IEA’s report said that the decline […]

Renewable energy for QLD not coal

14 December 2015 Paris climate talks means Queensland needs to get serious about Renewable Energy not Coal Queensland Conservation Council today is deeply disappointed that the Premer Annastacia Palaszczuk is continuing to back coal saying: “We will always be reliant on coal. Coal is a backbone of our economy.” QCC climate spokesperson Kirsten Macey said, “The […]

Coal wrecks the Reef

13 December 2015 Today, climate activists’ abseiled down Kangaroo Point cliffs to unfurl a banner saying: COAL WRECKS THE REEF Queensland Conservation Council spokesperson, Kirsten Macey said, “this action was taken to highlight that as the Paris climate talks have ended there is still a need to keep coal in the ground because of the […]