Ms Rinehart is the wealthiest person in Australia.
She could do enormous good works with her money, instead she chooses to harm the planet by trying to make people believe that anthropogenic climate change is not a fact; presumably so that her coal-mining businesses can make even more money for her.
|Morwell coal mine fire, February 2014
|This coal mine fire burned in Morwell, in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, for
over a month, producing a huge amount of air pollution.
The Latrobe Valley, with its coal-fired power stations, is notorious for its
air pollution at the best of times.
Image credit 350.org
Ms Rinehart's coal exports have probably
killed thousands of people from the air pollution resulting from the burning of the coal.
$4.5m gift to climate sceptic think-tank, the
Institute of Public Affairs (IPA); Graham Readfearn writing for the Guardian, 2018/07/21.
wrote in RenewEconomy on 2019/02/06 about Ian Plimer's anti-climate rant in the notoriously anti-renewables, pro-coal, Murdoch-owned The Australian newspaper.
Plimer was making the conspicuously dishonest claim that there was no consensus among climate scientists about climate change.
Mr Readfearn pointed out the many errors in Mr Plimer's piece.
Mr Plimer is a retired professor of mining geology, and as Mr Readfearn pointed out he:
"sits on the board of several mining companies owned by Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart (who is herself a key funder of climate science denial efforts), including Queensland Coal Investments."
Plainly, Mr Plimer is hardly a disinterested party in the 'climate debate' and, as a retired professor of mining geology has little standing in climate science.
Note that there is no debate among climate scientists, it is only in the popular media, and more in the Murdoch media than elsewhere.
I have had cause to write about Mr Plimer on a number of my pages.
The reader could search my pages using the
embedded Google search feature.
The Australian Liberal/National Coalition governments from September 2013 to the time of writing have been not only shamefully pro-fossil fuels but also dishonestly and stridently opposed to the introduction of renewable energy.
This section added 2019/06/08
Morrison governments, particularly the first and last of these, betrayed all people of future generations.
One of the worst of all the criminals in these governments was the shamelessly dishonest Energy Minister of the Morrison Government,