What is the leading cause of climate change? The mining and burning of coal.
After enduring a summer of intense heat waves, bushfires, drought, floods and storms, Australians are increasingly aware of the threat global warming poses to our way of life.
If the Adani Group gets its way, it will dig the biggest coal mine in Australia's history. The Adani mine - planned to be built inland of the Great Barrier Reef - would be one of the biggest coal mines in the world.
If built, Adani’s mine, rail and port project will:
- Destroy the ancestral lands, waters and cultures of Indigenous people without their consent.
- Allow 500 more coal ships to travel through the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area every year for 60 years.
- Get access to 270 billion litres of Queensland's precious groundwater for 60 years, for free.
- Risk damaging aquifers of the Great Artesian Basin.
- Add 4.6 billion tonnes of carbon pollution to our atmosphere.
Critically, if allowed to go ahead, Adani’s Carmichael coal mine will unlock the Galilee Basin - one of the world's largest untapped coal deposits - paving the way for at least eight more coal mines to be built. All in a time when the world knows it must be walking away from coal and investing in clean energy.
We must stop this mine. How will we do it? With the support and actions of millions of Australians like you, doing what it takes to say #StopAdani and stop this mine.
It is going to take ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things to break the hold the coal lobby has over Australian politics. The #StopAdani campaign is already made up of two million people and growing.
This campaign to #StopAdani will do more than stop one of the world's biggest coal mines being built - we will fundamentally shift Australian politics away from the vested interests of the fossil fuel industry, and give ourselves a chance at a future with a climate that is safe to live and thrive in.