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Four Corners’ investigation into Carmichael coal under the microscope

Geoff Russell |  29 November 2017

The argument against the Carmichael coal mine is strong. But the argument put forward by the ABC, not so much. Geoff Russell explains.

It’s been a long time since I did a mathematics exam, but I presume they still ask students to show the “workings”; the method by which you arrived at your answer.

The recent 4 Corners program Digging into Adani, seems to suggest we should leave the Carmichael coal in the ground, which is pretty much the right answer, but the workings, the arguments, the reasoning? Unfortunately, these are disturbingly flawed, starting from the opening scenes focusing on some tragic victims of coal dust.


Geoff Russell


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