Whitehaven coal and Al Gore revisited: towards some notes for climate campaigners

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am


The finance section of the Age newspaper reports: “Whitehaven Coal digs big net profit after tax of 405 million dollars". Dirt Radio provided extensive coverage of the pushback against the Whitehaven coal mine in northern NSW a few of years back - Maules Creek, the Leard forest blockade, the Frontline Action on Coal campaign. Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis provides some context, and offers his prognosis for the future of coal.

Kim Borg is a research officer at BehaviourWorks Australia, part of the Sustainable Development Institute at Monash University. She takes up the 'revisit' theme and looks at Al Gore's new climate documentary 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power', asking whether such big issue films are really effective in changing audience behavior.








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