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Australia Appoints “Mr Coal” As New Climate Change Minister https://t.co/lVEq7FQ9y5

Australia Appoints “Mr Coal” As New Climate Change Minister https://t.co/lVEq7FQ9y5

Australia’s new climate change minister is an MP once dubbed “Mr Coal” who believes the climate polluting fossil fuel is the secret to lifting the world's poorest countries out of poverty. Re-elected conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put Liberal Party MP Josh Frydenberg, the former resources minister, in charge of the country’s climate policy. Frydenberg replaces MP Greg Hunt who, as environment and climate change minister, was responsible for approving the largest coal mine in Australian history — the giant Adani Carmichael mine in the country’s Galilee Basin. The burning of coal is the world's single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions causing claimate change. In September 2015, shortly after after being appointed Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Frydenberg was described by conservative political commentator Andrew Bolt as...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/07/18/australia-appoints-...

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