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Guy Pearse
Guy Pearse

Guy Pearse is an author and environmental commentator. A former political adviser, lobbyist and speechwriter, he is currently a research fellow at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.

His books include Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams, High & Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia’s Future and Quarterly Essay 33: Quarry Vision – Coal, Climate Change and the End of the Resources Boom

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Quarterly Essay 33: Quarry Vision
Coal, climate change and the end of the resource boom

Australia’s response to climate change must truly baffle outsiders. Why do our leaders pretend that they are leading the world in the battle against global warming? When do environmental risks outweigh economic benefits? Why dig deeper when the rest of the world is looking for alternatives to coal?