is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change.
Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped
lock our politics - and our country - into the fossil fuel age.
searing book takes apart the pivotal role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the
conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil fuel power network linking
mining companies, mining oligarchs, the big four banks, right-wing think tanks,
lobby groups, the conservative media and all sides of Australian politics. On
the other side, we have one of the biggest social movements ever seen in
Australia in the form of #StopAdani uniting to try to save the Great Barrier
Reef, native title rights and to fight the corrupt politics of coal.
into the social, environmental and economic elements of this big fight, as well
as the background of Gautam Adani himself, this book tells the full story of
one of the lightning rod issues of our time.
About the Author
Quentin Beresford is a former journalist and now a professor of politics at Edith Cowan University. He has published many books, most recently The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd, which won the Tasmanian non-fiction prize, and was shortlisted for the Ashurst business award and other prizes.
"Adani and the war over coal lifts the lid on a farrago of lies, deceit and brute cronyism infesting two great democracies." -- Bob Brown
"There are many big, bad projects the fossil fuel industry is pushing across the planet, but the Adani coal mine may be the biggest and stupidest of them all. To understand the roots of this debacle, and to remind you why it's necessary that we fight relentlessly to kill this project, this book is necessary reading." --Bill McKibben, author The End of Nature