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Support central Queensland coal miner Grant Howard's open letter calling for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take urgent action on climate change and a just transition for thermal coal workers in central Queensland.

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Support central Queensland coal miner Grant Howard's open letter calling for the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take urgent action on climate change and a just transition for thermal coal workers in central Queensland.

Image ©bertknot. Used with permission under Creative Commons licence

Support Grant Howard's call for Climate Action

Support central Queensland coal miner Grant Howard's call for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take urgent action on greenhouse emmissions and a just transition for coal workers.

Dear Prime Minister, Scott Morrisson,

I am a coal miner with 38 years experience and currently work in the Central Queensland coal industry.

I have made a good living in the industry I love, but it is becoming increasingly clear to me that mining and burning thermal coal must end if our children are to inherit a world worth living in.

Your government's support to open up the Galilee Basin to Adani and 8 other proposed mega mines is inconsistent with sensible climate policy. Mining and burning thermal coal in the Galilee would release up to 705 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, more than 1.3 times Australia’s current annual emissions and lock us into dangerous climate change with more catastrophic fires, droughts and extreme weather.

While your government supports new thermal coal projects like Adani and opening up the Galilee Basin, any climate policy or plan you present cannot be taken seriously.

Australians urgently need your government to resource a credible plan for workers in the thermal coal industry. We need the jobs of tomorrow right now and we need a real plan for our country to move to zero emissions. Your government has stalled this inevitable process long enough, you must lead before dangerous global warming is locked in and irreversible.

Grant Howard
Coal Miner
Central Queensland