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‘We will keep mining’, says Australian PM Scott Morrison about the future of coal – video

Australian prime minister has committed to mining coal, saying developing economies need to grow, after a major report found Australia must keep 95% of its coal reserves in the ground to keep global heating below 1.5C. ‘We will keep mining the resources that we’re able to sell on the world market.’ Though he added: ‘We obviously anticipate that over time world demand for these things may be declining’. Morrison was also asked about news the British government gave up demands Australia make cuts as part of its trade deal.’Well, it was about trade. It wasn’t a climate agreement,’ he said 

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