Burning the coal produced in the Galilee Basin coal mining projects would produce a further 705 million tonnes of carbon pollution a year. For decades! That is bigger than the entire fossil fuel emissions of Australia, the UK or Canada. If the Galilee Basin were a country, the carbon dioxide produced from using this coal would make it the seventh biggest carbon emitter on the planet.
Humans need to keep all fossil fuel reserves locked away underground to have any chance to keeping climate change to an extremely dangerous 2 degrees average rise. Stopping what would be the biggest coal complex in the world is a vital part of this equation. Read a comprehensive report here.
Fossil fuel projects the size of the Galilee Basin are a deadly serious threat in triggering positive feedback loops, ensuring runaway climate change and global catastrophe. Keep it in the ground!