Hunter Valley coal mines, New South Wales, Australia

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 03 August 2019 at 00:02:51 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 12, 24 December 2019 & 05 January 2020 at 19:15:26 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 10 January 2020 at 00:02:31 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Natural resources, mine, land, emergency, climate change, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, fossil energies, heatwave, drought, wildfire, bush fire, Australia.
Fig. 1 - S2 (03.08.2019) - 12,11,2 natural colour - South looking view of Sidney region where fire rages, coal mines show in indigo.
While exposed to climate change, Australia is one of the biggest per capita greenhouse gas emitters with ~85% of its electricity produced by coal.
Fig. 2 - S1 (mean of 12 & 24.12.2019, 05.01.2020) - vv,vh,ndi(vh,vv) colour composite - Australia is the World's 2nd coal exporter.
Fig. 3 - Australia recently approved the subsidised construction in Queensland of what could be the biggest coal mine in the World.
Fig. 4 - neg(vh,vv,vh) - Australia is a wealthy & sunny country but diplomats have listed it among the big-6 resisting bolder action at COP25.