How the fossil fuel industry, News Corp, and the Federal Government hijacked the Black Summer bushfires to prevent action on climate change.
|Dirty Power: Burnt Country is a documentary that exposes how the fossil fuel industry, the Murdoch press, and the Federal Government hijacked the Black Summer bushfires to prevent action on climate change.
Some of the key findings include:
- Over 100 million tonnes of new coal mining was approved during the 2019/20 bushfire crisis.
- News Corp published 75% of all articles denying climate change’s role in the fires, despite only publishing 46% of articles about climate change and the fires.
- New South Wales Government ministers met with the fossil fuel industry on fourteen occasions between October and December 2019. This is an average of once a week.