Big Coal

Book reviews of Big Coal

Big Coal should be compulsory reading for young people, to understand why their birthright is being sold off for a mess of pottage.
-- Simon Hughes, Australian Financial Review magazine, 30 August 2013

Big Coal combines gritty realism with the moral urgency of a well-told fable.
(Non-fiction ‘pick of the week’)
-- Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald, 3-4 August 2013

Big Coal is an important challenge to the pro-coal narrative. The book outlines the long sorry story of coal’s history: the pollution of the atmosphere, the devastating health impacts for miners…
-- Stuart Rosewarne, The Conversation, 31 August 2013

What Guy Pearse, David McKnight and Bob Burton show is that Big Coal are in the business of making money, lots of it, and are very good at ensuring that their methods of making this money are not threatened by minor concerns such as climate disruption.
-- Jennifer Doggett, Croakey blog, 8 August 2013

The book’s authors have done a superb job in digging up the dirt on coal.  Ending the world’s addiction to this dangerous product starts here in Australia, in King Coal’s castle.
-- Phil Shannon,