Climate change is already destroying the lives and livelihoods of millions of people by fuelling increasingly deadly heat waves, bushfires, floods and storms. Without urgent action to stop the burning of coal, oil and gas, runaway global warming will lead to the collapse of entire ecosystems and threaten the future of human civilisation as we know it.
The world’s scientists warn coal use must plummet 80% this decade to keep global warming below 1.5C. But Adani is planning to massively increase the production and use of coal, instead of reducing it.
Coal from Adani’s Carmichael mine, once burnt, will create up to 4.6 billion tonnes of carbon pollution. Critically, Adani’s Carmichael mine would put in place the infrastructure needed to unlock the Galilee Basin, one of the largest unexploited coal reserves on Earth, paving the way for at least eight more coal mines. If all these mines go ahead the Galilee Basin alone could produce over 5% of global carbon emissions by 2030. To make matters worse, Adani is planning to massively increase coal production and use across India.
Adani’s mega coal mine must be stopped to prevent catastrophic climate change.