The “kha kha” is a nickname for a well-known coal seam in the Australian outback.
It is a well known fact in the mining industry that the seam is mined for copper, and that it can be very lucrative to mine it.
But it also means that many people who live near it in Western Australia are living in poverty, with little opportunity for jobs, education or housing.
And the story of the kha kra, or “kra”, has become an important issue for the national conversation about climate change.
The story is told by the ABC’s Anna Maria Poulton-Brown in this week’s episode of The ABC’s Inside Climate.
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