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The Resource The coal curse : resources, climate and Australia's future, Judith Brett

The coal curse : resources, climate and Australia's future, Judith Brett

Label
The coal curse : resources, climate and Australia's future
Title
The coal curse
Title remainder
resources, climate and Australia's future
Statement of responsibility
Judith Brett
Title variation
Quarterly essay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Australia is a wealthy nation with the economic profile of a developing country, heavy on raw materials, and low on innovation and skilled manufacturing. Once we rode on the sheep's back for our overseas trade; today we rely on cartloads of coal and tankers of LNG. So must we double down on fossil fuels, now that Covid-19 has halted the flow of international students and tourists? Or is there a better way forward, which supports renewable energy and local manufacturing? Judith Brett traces the unusual history of Australia's economy and the "resource curse" that has shaped our politics. She shows how the mining industry learnt to run fear campaigns, and how the Coalition became dominated by fossil-fuel interests to the exclusion of other voices.In this insightful essay about leadership, vision and history, she looks at the costs of Australia's coal addiction and asks, where will we be if the world stops buying it?
Member of
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brett, Judith
Dewey number
338.27240994
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Quarterly essay
Series volume
78
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Mineral industries
  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal trade
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
The coal curse : resources, climate and Australia's future, Judith Brett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067271089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781760642297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1159396348
Label
The coal curse : resources, climate and Australia's future, Judith Brett
Publication
Note
Title from cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067271089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781760642297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1159396348

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