World leaders criticise coal after United Nations report but Australian government and coal industry stand their ground

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated August 11 2021 - 3:33am, first published August 10 2021 - 6:00pm
CLIMATE WARS: The United Nations and the world's environmentalists say fossil fuel use has to end. Resources Minister Keith Pitt says the IPCC report will not dent the Coalition's support of the Hunter coal industry. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

THE coal industry has reacted cautiously to this week's United Nations report on climate change, which has led to a barrage of criticism of fossil fuel use.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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