In Fuelling Dissension, Jane Young weaves together the historical, political, social, economic and environmental strands that underlie the struggle between coal mining and conservation. At the same time, she clearly and concisely explains the basic facts about coal – its formation, chemistry and uses – and provides valuable insights into the 21st century New Zealand coal industry. A wide range of full-colour photographs, infographics and cartoons illustrate this surprisingly fascinating topic.
As our greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, there are no easy answers as to how or when we will sever our ties with this most polluting of fossil fuels. Fuelling Dissension makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the problem.